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This paper presents a first assessment of the global effects of climate-induced sea-level rise on the erosion of sandy beaches, and its consequent impacts in the form of land loss and forced migration of people. We consider direct erosion on open sandy coasts and indirect erosion near selected...

Author(s)
Hinkel, J.; Nicholls, R. J.; Tol, R. S. J.; Wang, Z. B.; Hamilton, J. M.; Boot, G.; Vafeidis, A. T.; McFadden, L.; Ganopolski, A.; Klein, R. J. T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global and Planetary Change, 2013, 111, pp 150-158
Abstract

Coastal tourism projects are promoted in the Dominican Republic as national-level economic development initiatives that will create jobs for local residents, subsequently benefiting the households in these communities. However, the economic benefits of tourism can be severely weakened as a result...

Author(s)
Duffy, L. N.; Stone, G.; Chancellor, H. C.; Kline, C. S.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2016, 16, 1, pp 35-49
Abstract

The dispersion of built-up areas in peri-urban zones is considered an important, almost irreversible environmental threat, especially in coastal zones and islands. In this paper, we use soil sealing datasets derived from the European Environment Agency in order to estimate the expansion of built-up ...

Author(s)
Kizos, T.; Tsilimigkas, G.; Karampela, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 2017, 108, 6, pp 836-853
Abstract

Climate change impacts as well as coastal development affect the livelihoods of the coastal communities mainly the fishermen, agriculturalist and farmers who are highly dependent on the coastal resources to earn a living. There is at present a need to strengthen coastal zone management to cater for ...

Author(s)
Ramessur, R. T.; Gunputh, R. P.; Ramessur, T. S.
Publisher
OMICS Publishing Group, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Coastal Development, 2014, 17, 1, pp 378
Abstract

Despite the growing discussion on vulnerability and adaptation in urban areas, there is limited research on how smaller towns and cities in Small Island Developing States are being affected by and responding to climate change impacts. This study uses fuzzy cognitive mapping (FCM), field visits and...

Author(s)
Chandra, A.; Gaganis, P.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Climate and Development, 2016, 8, 3, pp 256-269
Abstract

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) supports the activities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), while ensuring that the coordination mechanism and systems are developed and implemented by SIDS themselves. This book provides a brief...

Publisher
World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Saving paradise: ensuring sustainable development, 2005, pp iv + 24 pp.
Abstract

The Maldives archipelago is the historical archetype of an atoll-type coral reef province. The coral reefs of the Maldives have been formally explored and studied since 1840 and they represent the most diverse and best known reefs in the Indian Ocean. The reef system contains about 2 000 distinct...

Author(s)
Naseer, A.
Publisher
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
RAP Publication, 2007, No.06, pp 147-163
Abstract

The need better understand the linkages and interdependencies of socio-economic and coastal environmental dynamics has taken on a more deliberate role in the development and assessment of Integrated Coastal Management on Batudaka islands. The DPSIR (drivers-pressures-states-impacts-responses)...

Author(s)
Sulistiawati, D.; Adrianto, L.; Muchsin, I.; Masyahoro, A.
Publisher
Universitas Udayana, Bali, Indonesia
Citation
Bumi Lestari, 2012, 12, 2, pp 226-238
Abstract

The ongoing processes of climate change and natural resource exhaustion have an especially great impact on small islands. Kinmen is an archipelago of several islands of approximately 150 km2 in area located off the southeast coast of mainland China. Kinmen does not have an abundance of natural...

Author(s)
Liu HuaYueh; Chen ShinNe
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Paddy and Water Environment, 2017, 15, 4, pp 809-819
Abstract

This chapter examines the troubled history of the relations between tourism development, coastal zone environmental conservation and management, and local, small-scale agriculture in the eastern Caribbean islands. First, Caribbean tourism's problematic and increasingly destructive relationships...

Author(s)
Conway, D.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Tourism in the Caribbean: trends, development, prospects, 2004, pp 187-204

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