Re-framing islands as champions of resilience

The University of Queensland’s Karen E McNamara; Disaster Resilience, L.L.C.’s Sarah Henly-Shepard; Woodrow Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza; and University of Colombo’s Nishara Fernando present reasons to refute the framing of SIDS as ‘too late to save’.

Scaling up adaptation in the Pacific

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) outlines programmes which show how financing has enabled a number of countries to develop and advance a strong enabling policy environment for climate risk management at community level.

Women: the first and last lines of defence

UN Women discuss the links between weather-related disasters and gender, including the increase in gender-based violence in the aftermath of natural disasters, and solutions to ensure that the needs of women and girls are mainstreamed into emergency response.

What will it take?

The Pacific Calling Partnership’s Jill Finnane cites President Anote Tong of Kiribati and Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga of Tuvalu as examples of inspirational leadership to move the global community to action on climate change.