International Small Islands Studies Association


UNEP in collaboration with the University of Geneva and the National Adaptation Planning Global Support Programme, is opening a new Massive On-line Open Course (MOOC) on “Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States”.
This on-line course is free and open to everybody. No specific requirements are needed. It starts on 26 January 2015.
This 5-week course (about 4 hours per week) provides a thorough introduction to the issues surrounding climate change adaptation using a case-study approach.

International experts from academia, international and non-governmental organizations will help you answer questions such as “Why is adaptation to climate change necessary? Why are small islands particularly vulnerable to climate change? How can we analyse climate risks? How can adaptation contribute to sustainable development goals? How can Ecosystems Based Approaches be used? ”

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Islands of the World X


Islands of the World X
Globalizing Islands; Sustainable Culture, Peace, Resources and Sustainability
Jeju Island, South Korea
25 – 29 August 2008

Scholars, experts, and activists who study issues and problems concerning small islands will make presentations, lead discussions, and interact with international colleagues. The general theme of the
World X is °Globalizing Islands; Sustainable Culture, Peace, and Resources’.

The Jeju Island venue is Seogwipo KAL Hotel convention halls, surrounded by breathtaking sceneries of Mt. Halla (South Korea’s highest peak at 1,950 m), the Pacific Ocean, sandy beaches, subtropical plants, and surrounding islets.

There will be an emphasis on the interconnected topics of °Moon Wha’ (culture), ‘Pyung...

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