Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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ISLAND AGENDA: Contents
     
Preface
Island challenges
    Micro-economies of scale
    Subsistence for survival
    The mixed blessings of tourism
    Culture - an invasion, a melange, a ghetto
    Trading off resources
    Vulnerabilities against the hostilities of nature
Island natural resources
    Water as an issue in island development
    Coastal and marine systems
    Conservation of the natural heritage and biological diversity
    Energy options for island communities
Vulnerability of island environments
    Small islands and natural disasters
    Biological invasions and islands
    Sea level rise
Socio-cultural dimensions of island development
    Island populations and demographics
    Cultural development and island societies
    Tourism - passport to development?
    Taking advantage of traditional knowledge
    Maintaining the cultural heritage
Insularity and communication: turning challenges into conquests
    Breaking insularity
    Regional strategies
    Building-up island production capacities
    Airwaves over the ocean waves
    Curing blindness to letters
    Computerized scripts
    Electronic communication and networks
    Natural disasters
    Prospects for the future
Education and the world of small island states
    Education in an island context
    Educational planning and development
    Post-secondary education and training
    Developing curricula and learning materials
    Towards new paradigms and new partnerships in educational innovation
Island regions
    Atlantic
    Caribbean
    Indian Ocean
    Mediterranean
    Pacific
Dimensions of sustainable development
    Harnessing technologies
    On partnerships and connections
    Setting examples
References
Annexes
    Preparation of the present report
    International connections
    UNESCO-sponsored publications on small islands: a sampling of titles and issues
    Glossary of acronyms
    Index
 
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