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Reducing the impacts of disasters on sustainable development in SIDS - the Pacific Islands

Weber, Eberhard (2012) Reducing the impacts of disasters on sustainable development in SIDS - the Pacific Islands. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    Most SIDS are affected profoundly by disasters which can lead to loss of life, destruction of property and erosion of livelihoods. The economic and social impact of disasters in SIDS is among the world’s highest. The events can be devastating, causing loss of life and economic impact of over 100% of GDP. Additionally, the repeated effect of many events over time profoundly affects SIDS ability to develop. SIDS are vulnerable to anthropogenic hazards and predictions indicate that the severity of meteorological hazards will increase due to climate change. With few exceptions, SIDS are located in hazardous locations. The majority of SIDS populations and infrastructure, including the majority of vital civil infrastructure pertaining to health and transportation, are located near the coast or on flood plains.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pacific Islands, Disaster, Sustainable Development
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
    Depositing User: Eberhard Weber
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 15:12
    Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 15:17
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7120
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