By Pritika Bijay, Veronika Schulte, Shivneel Prasad (auth.), Walter Leal Filho, Franziska Mannke, Romeela Mohee, Veronika Schulte, Dinesh Surroop (eds.)

The ebook addresses the perceived want for a booklet with appears to be like at either, weather clever applied sciences and the mixing of renewable power and effort potency in mitigation and version responses. in line with a suite of papers submitted as a part of the 5th online weather convention (CLIMATE 2012) and an immense convention on renewable power on island States held in Mauritius in 2012, the booklet presents a wealth of knowledge on weather switch techniques and the function of clever applied sciences. The ebook has been produced within the context of the venture "Small constructing Island Renewable strength wisdom and know-how move community" (DIREKT), funded through the ACP technology and know-how Programme, an ecu programme for cooperation among the eu Union and the ACP quarter. ​

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Under the high end scenario for the Copenhagen Summit, a US$30 carbon price will increase freight costs by 5–6 % (Faber et al. 2010). 04 % for Annex 1 countries (Faber et al. 2010). The impact of increased transport charges will also be greater where market shares are smaller, and where there are higher price elasticities. Caribbean SIDS also tend to import lower-value bulk goods, and thus may bear a higher proportion of the costs of a fuel levy (International Monetary Fund 2010). SIDS will thus pay a larger share of the mitigation burden (ICTSD 2010; Wang 2010).

2008). What are the policy implications of this for Caribbean SIDS? SIDS would do well to prepare for reduced national income from tourism and for less competitive exports to distant markets. At the international level, SIDS should bring development challenges and competitiveness concerns to the trade and climate-change discourse. The disconnect avoids questions of intra-generational equity that will be treated in greater detail later. The international debate on financing climate change has not given specific attention to financing the loss of trade competitiveness.

Where the importers of services, goods or commodities are sensitive to transport costs, some sources of supply will become uneconomic, and, in some cases, may lead to a substitution of consumption away from imports to domestically or regionally produced substitutes. This does not auger well for exports of Caribbean primary products and for the tourism sector. Climate change reduces the competitiveness and attractiveness of tourism in Caribbean SIDS on two counts. ). In addition, emerging carbon regimes will make long trips less economically attractive to visitors and increase the cost of their imports (Simpson et al.

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