Project Concept Paper
Within the last two decades or more, the special needs of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been recognized through various international discussions and conferences. SIDS have some specific issues in relation to sustainable development and environment that are not appropriate, or of such a high priority, to larger countries on the continental landmasses. These include a limited resource base (human and natural); a limited land area for development; a limited set of economic options; consequent intense competition between development priorities, the environment and associated biodiversity; and vulnerability to extreme events in the face of restricted movement and limited settlement options.
31 Mar 2010