chapter  14
12 Pages

At the Water’s Edge: Climate Justice, Small Islands and Sustainable Development

BySustainable Development Ambassador Stuart Beck and Michael K. Dorsey

For all small islands, climate change presents an enormous challenge to their collective safety, security and livelihood. For some, climate change will threaten their very existence. Nowhere is the intersection of climate change, security and human rights more apparent than in small island states and nowhere is the case for immediate action to rapidly and drastically curb carbon emissions more compelling. This chapter elaborates upon the nexus of environment and development issues that small islands must grapple with as they confront looming climate change.