SIDS_COVER_SMALL_ICON The online version of the SIDS in Numbers Climate Change Edition 2015


 

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Tables, Charts and Tables

Part II – Economic

Chart 1. Worst affected by the consequences of climate change by share of GDP: Pacific Region; Source:

Chart 2. Inaction could prove extremely costly and will only grow more expensive in the future: Caribbean SIDS; Source:

Chart 3. The asset replacement costs due to climate change impacts is several folds greater than the GDPs of SIDS: Pacific SIDS; Source:

Chart 4. Export in fisheries: A significant source of income for many SIDS; Source:

Figure 1. Warming Oceans are reshaping Fisheries; Source: Research Summary, Signature of ocean warming in global fisheries catch. Nature Journal, Vol. 487 from 16 May 2013. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v497/n7449/pdf/nature12156.pdf

Chart 5. Tourism-dependent Islands – share of tourism in GDP; Source: IRENA, 2012.

Chart 6. The economic impact of climate change on the tourism sector will be significant: Caribbean region (in USD millions); Source: 

Part III- Environment

Figure 2. Climate Change Projections for the IPCC Intermediate Low-Emissions scenario (RCP4.5); Source: Based on data from IPCC AR5 – RCP4.5 low emissions scenario.https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_Chapter12_FINAL.pdf

Table 1. Highest and lowest share of land area within 5m above sea level; Source: UN-OHRLLS, Small Island Developing States in Numbers, 2013. http://unohrlls.org/custom-content/uploads/2014/04/SIDS_IN_NUMBERS_121813_FA_WEB.pdf.

Table 2. Highest and lowest share of population living within 5 m above sea level; Source: UN-OHRLLS, Small Island Developing States in Numbers, 2013. http://unohrlls.org/custom-content/uploads/2014/04/SIDS_IN_NUMBERS_121813_FA_WEB.pdf.

Figure 3. Top 15 SIDS: Tropical cyclone AAl (storm surge and cyclone wind) in relation to capital stock; Source: UNISDR with data from Global Risk Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015.

Figure 4. AAL from tropical cyclone wind for Caribbean and Central American countries, with and without climate change; Source: CIMNE-INGENIAR, 2014 in Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015. http://www.preventionweb.net/english/hyogo/gar/2015/en/gar-pdf/GAR2015_EN.pdf.

Figure 5. Projected: Coral Reef Bleaching Events in the 2030s and 2050s; Source: Burke L., Reytar K., Spalding M. & Perry A., Reefs at Risk Revisited. World Resource Institute, 2011. http://pdf.wri.org/reefs_at_risk_revisited.pdf.

Figure 6. SIDS Freshwater Availability; Source: SIDS-Focused Green Economy: An Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities. UNEP, UNDESA & FAO, 2012. http://www.unep.org/pdf/Green_Economy_in_SIDS.pdf.

Title: Island Biodiversity; Source: Based on data from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Conservation International.

Part IV – Social

Figure 7. Summary of the main expected health impacts of climate variability and climate change globally by the middle of the current century; Source: Operational framework for building climate resilient health systems, WHO, 2015. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/189951/1/9789241565073_eng.pdf.

Figure 8. Links between loss of land, livelihood and habitat security, and migration; Source: Climate Change and Migration Issues in the Pacific, UN-ESCAP 2014. http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Climate-Change-and-Migration-Issues-in-the-Pacific.pdf.

Chart 7. Progress towards the MDG target on reducing proportion of undernourished in total population. Source:

Chart 8. Share of food imports in total import; Source: Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity and Conservation International.

Chart 9. SIDS ratio of food imports to foreign exchange