Small island states

“Deep concern” for cut off Tonga

ANU academics with family and friends in Tonga say panic and a lack of clear information are hampering search and rescue efforts in the wake of the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano.

International politics and climate security in small island developing states

Athaulla Rasheed’s doctoral research proposes to explore the impact of small island developing states (SIDS) in building international awareness about climate security. The research will particularly focus on the UN Security Council (UNSC) debates on climate change. While the UNSC has raised the issue of climate change as a potential security threat, climate security has not been institutionalised in the international security context.

IB 2021/08 Small Island Developing States Drive a Green Post-COVID-19 Recovery Agenda

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the existential threat of climate change for small island developing states (SIDS) remains.

IB2017/24 The Pacific’s Independent Small Island States: Time Running Out?

Whatever their natural endowments and colonial inheritances, the future of the Pacific Island countries (PICs) of Nauru, Tuvalu and Kiribati must have seemed precarious at the time of independence

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