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dc.contributor.authorLeal Filho, Walter
dc.contributor.authorKrishnapillai, Murukesan
dc.contributor.authorSidsaph, Henry
dc.contributor.authorNagy, Gustavo J.
dc.contributor.authorLuetz, Johannes M.
dc.contributor.authorDyer, Jack
dc.contributor.authorOtoara Ha’apio, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHavea, Peni Hausia
dc.contributor.authorRaj, Kushaal
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Priyatma
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Tom
dc.contributor.authorLi, Chunlan
dc.contributor.authorBoodhan, Monica K.
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Franziska
dc.contributor.authorYayeh Ayal, Desalegn
dc.contributor.authorAzadi, Hossein
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-02T00:14:40Z
dc.date.available2021-06-02T00:14:40Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-31
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624808/jmse-09-00602.xml?sequence=2
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624808/additional-files.zip?sequence=3
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624808/jmse-09-00602-v2.pdf?sequence=4
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Marine Science and Engineering, volume 9, issue 6, page e602
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624808
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dc.descriptionHistory: accepted 2021-05-11, pub-electronic 2021-05-31
dc.descriptionPublication status: Published
dc.description.abstractSmall Island States (SIDS) are among the nations most exposed to climate change (CC) and are characterised by a high degree of vulnerability. Their unique nature means there is a need for more studies focused on the limits to CC adaptation on such fragile nations, particularly regarding their problems and constraints. This paper addressed a perceived need for research into the limitations of adaptation on SIDS, focusing on the many unique restrictions. To this end, the study identified and described the adaptation limits they have by using a review of the literature and an analysis of case studies from a sample of five SIDS in the Caribbean and Pacific regions (Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga). This research’s findings showed that an adaptable SIDS is characterised by awareness of various values, appreciation and understanding of a diversity of impacts and vulnerabilities, and acceptance of certain losses through change. The implications of this paper are two-fold. It explains why island nations continue to suffer from the impacts of CC and suggest some of the means via which adequate policies may support SIDS in their efforts to cope with the threats associated with a changing climate. This study concluded that, despite the technological and ecological limits (hard limits) affecting natural systems, adaptation to CC is limited by such complex forces and societal factors (soft limits) that more adequate adaptation strategies could overcome.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rightsLicence for this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceeissn: 2077-1312
dc.subjectlimits
dc.subjectadaptation
dc.subjectsmall island developing states
dc.subjectimpacts
dc.subjectsustainable development
dc.subjectpolicy-making
dc.titleClimate Change Adaptation on Small Island States: An Assessment of Limits and Constraints
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2021-06-02T00:14:40Z
dc.date.accepted2021-05-11


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