Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology Development Project (RiVAMP)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) GRID
Hallegatte, Stéphane; Rentschler, Jun; Walsh, Brian. 2018. World Bank, Washington, DC.
an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty
Chapter 3 particularly relevant for small islands
Walking on Water: islands adapting to sea level rise
Watch the video illustrating the consequences of seal level rise for community life in an island context (Philippines).
In October 2013, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the province of Bohol, Philippines, inducing about 1m land subsidence to some of its small island communities. Now, the islands of Batasan, Pangapasan, Ubay and Bilangbilangan of the Municipality of Tubigon experience partial or complete flooding even during normal spring tides. Coming face-to-face with a hundred years’ worth of sea level rise, the island communities show that they are far more resilient than we think. The video presents the own perception of the people living on the islands.
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