Authors: Yingshi Shang*, , Shuguang Liu, Tutor, Chunyu Liu, co-worker
Topics: Pacific Islands, Economic Geography, Marine and Coastal Resources
Keywords: Pacific Island Countries; sustainability assessment; fuzzy evaluation model
Session Type: Paper
Start / End Time: 4:30 PM / 6:10 PM
Room: Jackson, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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As vulnerable clustering of small islands nations within the vast Pacific Ocean , the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are facing up with urgent environmental problems nowadays. It’s important to evaluate their current sustainability performances and seek systematic resolutions for their sustainable development. This paper tries to apply the Sustainability Assessment by Fuzzy Evaluation (SAFE) model to assess the overall sustainability performances of 11 selected members from 2005 to 2016. The initial results show that most of the countries are at the intermediate and relatively high-level sustainability status. Energy use, terrestrial protected areas and political rights issues are among major factors that influence the sustainability of the PICs.