Climate change and the future governance of the micro-island states of the Indian Ocean region

Kumar, Vikas (2014) Climate change and the future governance of the micro-island states of the Indian Ocean region. Working Paper. Future Directions International, Dalkeith.

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Abstract

While the major powers quibble over the fine print of climate change agreements, small island countries and countries with extensive, low-lying coastal plains face an uncertain future. The people of these countries face serious threats to their existence because of a man-made problem to which they may not have necessarily contributed much. In a number of cases, these countries do not have the resources to deal with the problem on their own and, therefore, have no option but to wait for the rest of the world to apportion responsibility and take collective action. In light of the never-ending climate change negotiations and difficulties in ensuring the timely implementation of potential commitments, if any, by major polluters, we should examine other solutions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics > Production > Sustainable development
Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 13:02
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 05:18
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/287
Publisher URL: http://futuredirections.org.au/wp-content/uploads/...

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