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This course provides an overview of climate change adaptation for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with a focus on the environmental perspective. It will present the key concepts regarding the issues of adaptation to climate change and the methodological tools needed to analyse challenges faced by SIDS, in order to propose sustainable solutions.

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Week 1. Introduction to climate change (Martin Beniston)
Week 2. Focus on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) (Arthur Dahl)
Week 3. How to identify vulnerabilities and solutions to climate change (Alexander Sandy Bisaro)
Week 4. Integrating climate change adaptation in policy planning (Pradeep Kurukulasuriya & Angus Mackay)
Week 5. Specific case studies related to RiVamp (Pascal Peduzzi)



  • Sandy Bisaro
  • Arthur Dahl - UNEP
  • Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
  • Martin Beniston
  • Angus Mackay
  • Pascal Peduzzi

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