This issue of id21 insights illustrates approaches available, successes witnessed and challenges overcome for building and maintaining healthy and viable island communities. Contributors to this issue highlight the positive aspects of island life as well as real threats facing islands and islanders. The objective is to showcase successful experiences and tested ideas which exemplify 'good-practices' and could be adopted by other islands. Topics covered include sustainable tourism, coping with global restructuring, Islands as World Heritage Sites, the Chinese in the Solomon Islands, autonomy without independence, routes to island disaster resilience, and pooling technical and political resources.
id21 insights 70, IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 6 pp.