Mapping the information and learning landscape for adaptation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)


This report presents the results of a study on the information needs and gaps concerning climate change adaptation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The authors surveyed more than 50 SIDS stakeholders with roles in planning, implementing, financing, monitoring, evaluation and learning on adaptation and resilience.

This study aims to investigate the landscape of climate risk, resilience and adaptation information available and used by SIDS stakeholders, and to validate and update the findings of earlier studies on this topic. Specifically, the study aims to understand how SIDS stakeholders and those who work on SIDS issues currently compile and use information on climate change adaptation and resilience, what information is missing and why; understand the desire of SIDS stakeholders to document and exchange good practice and learning with other SIDS, and the extent to which they are able to do so. The study’s findings respond to the evolving work of the Global Data Hub for SIDS. The study also aims to more broadly inform research institutions, adaptation practitioners, governments, financiers and development partners, by highlighting where further cooperation and investment in adaptation data and analysis is needed. The authors’ final recommendations speak directly to these institutions and processes.

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