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Traditional knowledge, technologies and skills have proven to be useful in short-term weather forecasting and disaster risk management. Traditional actions to maintain food security, such as production and storage of food surpluses, maintaining agricultural diversity and growth of famine crops, have been shown to work effectively in the Solomon Islands and Marshall Islands, for example. Overall, the potential for mitigation and emissions reductions in SIDS depends to a large extent on their size and stage of economic development. In the small and less developed islands, key mitigation sectors including energy, transport, industry, built environment, agriculture, forestry or waste management, are generally relatively small.

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Sugar cane harvest, Dominican Republic

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Coral bleaching, Papua New Guinea

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Mangrove shoots, Kiribati

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Coffee beans, Jamaica

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Woman at a tap, Haiti

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Fishing, Kiribati

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Fishermen, Kiribati

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Mangrove re-plantation, Kiribati

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Banana transportation, Cuba

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