Different Categories and Classes of Islands

analytical Essay
1581 words
1581 words

When we look at islands there are various categories and classes. There is a political category called small Islands Developing States or better known as SIDS. This paper will discuss how Small Island Developing States or better known as SIDS do not have agency with respect to climate change. Climate change is an extreme issue for the SIDS. It is important to acknowledge that apart from their lack of land, population and their weak economic situation they have to deal with the consequences of climate change. These consequences are causing negative impacts, that is why the group of SIDS have come together and unite their ideas and resources so that they can better address this challenge. This paper will show various impacts that climate change is producing to these islands, but it will also mention the principal actors which have fostered and increased climate change. It has to be mentioned the great problem various superpowers and industrialized countries are creating to the SIDS and to the world in general. That is why, it will also be mentioned two case studies (Tuvalu and Barbados) and how these SIDS are dealing with this issue and how they are using agency or the power to change and influence the various institutions in the world. However, it can be argued that the change and influence they are promoting is not enough because of their various limitations. It has to be considered that the superpowers and the industrialized countries are the main responsible for climate change.
Climate change is definitely a key factor, which is affecting now days to the SIDS. The power that it has on these islands are great, but it is important to show how climate change has evolved and what are the factors and main problems with it. According ...

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...ave been implementing various programs to adapt to climate change. Agency has also been shown since the fact that the SIDS is recognized by the UN and later on the Kyoto protocol was signed which is a key factor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it can be seen that influence is taking place. However, climate change has not stopped and the consequences are projected to be more catastrophic. That is why I also agree that SIDS do not have enough agency with respect to climate change since countries like China will continue to increase its GHG emissions and even though in the USA the GHG emission have lower, it is still the number one in terms of per capita emissions. In fact, SIDS do have agency with respect to climate change, but in order to have a complete agency or change powerful countries and its people need to contribute in great way to minimize climate change.

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that the superpowers and industrialized countries are the main responsible for climate change.
  • Explains that barbados has been affected by climate change, with a population of 300.000 and land area of 421 km2.
  • Explains that the case study of tuvalu is important because it shows the importance of the community which is involved in various projects to help their country to adapt to climate change.
  • Explains that climate change is a key factor affecting the sids. it's caused by gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons.
  • Opines that climate change will cause human security issues, such as poverty, and migration. many regions and sids are more vulnerable.
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