The Impact of Climate Change on the Development Prospects of the LDCs and SIDS (2009)

Climate change affects all, but it does not affect us equally. Nor do we possess the same capacity to respond to its challenges. As is often the case, the most vulnerable countries – particularly the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States – find themselves in the worst situation once again. In these countries, climate change is already affecting economic growth, health indica- tors, water availability, food production and the fragile ecosystems.