Beyond ‘community’: looking to Vanuatu for alternative entry points to adaptation

8 December 2020

They have little responsibility in the unprecedented rates of global carbon emissions, yet Small Island Developing States – such as those in the Pacific – are highly exposed to its devastating consequences.

As Pacific leaders confirmed, “We will lose our homes, our ways of life, our well-being and our livelihoods … we are experiencing loss already”. Transformative adaptation is an urgent and unavoidable priority.

And yet, despite a plethora of adaptation activity in the Pacific, recent expert commentary has indicated that progress has been limited, with responses often being short-sighted and, at times, maladaptive.

Read the full story on the Devpolicy Blog website

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