Small Island Developing States: Addressing SIDS Vulnerabilities Through Regional Cooperation
The LME:LEARN Policy Briefs tackle the context and importance of a specific topic or theme, provide critique of policy options and recommendations, as well as case studies in some of the world's managed LMEs and its coasts. When it comes to implementation of regional and transboundary issues, SIDS, like all coastal and island countries, may face additional challenges. A common trait shared by nearly all SIDS is an increased vulnerability to economic and environmental shocks. SIDS heightened economic vulnerability can be traced back to economic constraints, including a lack of access to markets, diseconomies of scale, and restricted pools of human and other capital.