CRUSUS An Educational, Research and Business Consulting Network oriented to Sustainability A FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FACING CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CARIBBEAN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES: The Case of Guanaja Island in Honduras In the current debate on climate change, the Small Island  Developing States (SIDS) have gained a major concern since they  contribute least to greenhouse gases but are most vulnerable to  climate change, mainly when it concerns rising sea level. They  comprise 52 States and Territories spread over the Pacific, Indian  and Atlantic Oceans and Caribbean Sea. Generally, these States  are influenced by large ocean-atmosphere interactions and are  characterized by the concentration of large settlements with  associated economic and social activities at or near the coast. The  region with the largest number of SIDS is the Caribbean Sea where  an increased frequency and intensity of storms and hurricanes due  to climate change have caused many victims and considerable  financial loss due to damages to infrastructure, utilities and  properties. These islands are constantly under threat due to tourism and fishing sectors and depend on fragile ecosystems such as coral reefs. This paper presents a case analysis of Guanaja Island in  Honduras and provides a framework for sustainable development governance facing climate  change. Firstly, this framework introduces stakeholder mapping tools and a problem tree analysis.  Then, it proposes mitigation and adaptation measures in a harmonized way under an objective tree analysis. Finally, authors suggest how this framework can be adapted into the decision-making  process facing climate change effects in other Caribbean SIDS. Download the full report here. CLIMATE CHANGE Climate Change Risk assessment for sustainable project Biofuel and Biomass production Sustainable financial Sustainability management and reports Publications