Pacific Island Countries (PICs), most of which are small independent island states, are on the frontline of the threat from anthropogenic climate change. Direct impacts such as damage to property and risk to human health from extreme weather events, as well as indirect effects through long-term inundation, salination of inland water courses, reduction in economic productivity, and increasing stress upon their health and governance systems, all threaten significant impacts on economic development and human well-being.
Devadason, C.A., Jackson, L.P. and J. Cole (2019). Pacific island countries: An early warning of climate change impacts. A report prepared for the Secretariat of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health at the Oxford Martin School.