Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face unique and special challenges. This report highlights key developments and recent trends for SIDS in a number of developmental areas.
The paper notes that the population in most SIDS will continue to age, due to decreasing fertility rates and longer life expectancy. In addition, urbanisation is widespread and increasing among the SIDS. However, SIDS contribute little to the problem of climate change, but greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise.
On the other hand, SIDS economies have suffered long term consequences from natural disasters. Nevertheless, resources continue to flow primarily to post-disaster activities rather than towards disaster risk reduction and the improvement of coping capacity.
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