Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
As recognized in the Barbados Plan of Action, Small Island Developing States are particularly vulnerable to global climate change, climate variability and sea-level rise. Since the Barbados Conference in 1994, the mechanisms by which SIDS will be affected by climate change has been further elucidated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Within UNESCO, this complex issue of Climate Change and the challenges it brings to its Member States is addressed through the UNESCO Climate Change Platform, and the principal contribution to issues related to rising sea levels is through such initiatives as the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS), as well as the multi-organizational Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands.
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