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Small Island Developing States (SIDS) account for less than one per cent of global Green House Gases (GHG). For example, in the Pacific islands, the average per capita equivalent emissions are 0.96 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year; this equates to only approximately 25 per cent of the CO2 emissions attributable to the average person worldwide.

UNFCCC Secretariat, 2007. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change In Small Island Developing States: Background Paper for the Expert Meeting on Adaptation for Small Island Developing States.

Nurse, L., et al, 2001, Small island states, In Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,

J.J. McCarthy et al (eds.), Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 842-975.


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