Environmental vulnerability and small island states, 2010
Small island developing states (SIDS) face grave and very real threats of global warming and subsequent sea-level rise. These threats pose particular challenges for Kiribati, one of the world’s most vulnerable small island states. However, securing small island state futures also requires a continuing commitment to addressing the obvious and immediate threats of urbanization, pollution and sanitation. Looking specifically at pressures on freshwater, pollution and solid waste management this FDC Briefing Note argues that development practitioners and aid donors cannot afford to ignore urban environmental problems and challenges. Sustaining the future of SIDS such as Kiribati requires a balanced development and environmental strategy.