Kiribati: an environmental 'perfect storm'

Storey, Donovan and Hunter, Shawn (2010) Kiribati: an environmental 'perfect storm'. Australian Geographer, 41 2: 167-181. doi:10.1080/00049181003742294


Author Storey, Donovan
Hunter, Shawn
Title Kiribati: an environmental 'perfect storm'
Journal name Australian Geographer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9182
1465-3311
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00049181003742294
Open Access Status
Volume 41
Issue 2
Start page 167
End page 181
Total pages 15
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Formatted abstract
Recent environmental discourses and headlines on small island developing states (SIDS) have heralded the grave and impending threats of global warming and associated sea-level rise. These are undoubtedly significant challenges for SIDS, including atoll nations such as Kiribati. Nevertheless, securing small island state futures also requires a renewed commitment to addressing the obvious and immediate threats of urbanisation, pollution and sanitation. Looking at pressures of development on freshwater, this article argues that the future survival of small island states and their societies also greatly depends on managing the impacts of development. Approaches which can concurrently strengthen the resilience of communities and their ecosystems will result in mutual benefits for both sustainable development and climate change adaptation.
Keyword Environmental policy
Sustainability
Urbanisation
Climate change
Kiribati
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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