Show simple item record Johnson, C Kulatunga, U
dc.contributor.editor Sandanayake, YG
dc.contributor.editor Karunasena, GI
dc.contributor.editor Ramachandra, T 2022-03-11T08:26:59Z 2022-03-11T08:26:59Z 2016-07
dc.identifier.citation Johnson, C., & Kulatunga, U. (2016). Coastal zone adaptation in Trinidad and Tobago: a review of literature. In Y.G. Sandanayake, G.I. Karunasena & T. Ramachandra (Eds.), Greening environment, eco-innovations & entrepreneurship (pp. 115-121). Ceylon Institute of Builders. en_US
dc.description.abstract Empirical evidence supports that anthropogenic activities have brought about significant changes in our climate. In the instance of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) there is a potentially significant impact from the effects of climate change as the majority of the population resides within the coastal zone, thereby increasing potential loss of life and damage to property during climate related events. Determining vulnerability can provide an assessment of the factors that place communities at risk to the potential loss of life and property and assist in the creation of solutions towards increased resilience and adaptation. This paper explores the literature on the coastal zone vulnerabilities of Trinidad and Tobago with particular focus on the Caroni River Basin, the most populated basin on the island. In addition to the population growth in the coastal zone, key sectors of subsistent agriculture, fisheries, cottage industries, oil refineries and manufacturing are located within the coastal zone. Therefore, this paper also highlights the myriad of vulnerabilities of Caribbean SIDS and outlines environmentally sensitive design solutions for coastal zone adaptation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ceylon Institute of Builders en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject Caribbean SIDS en_US
dc.subject Vulnerabilities en_US
dc.subject Climate change adaptation en_US
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.title Coastal zone adaptation in Trinidad and Tobago: a review of literature en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 en_US Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 115-121 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Greening environment, eco-innovations & entrepreneurship en_US en_US

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