In an article published in the journal Environmental and Sustainability Indicators (available open access here), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson develops a richness index for baselining climate change adaptations in small island developing states. Using historical data (1997-2014), she finds that Cook Islands (Pacific) and Kiribati (Pacific) are among the most advanced adaptors and that Guinea-Bissau (Atlantic) and Marshall Islands (Pacific) are among the least advanced adaptors. She concludes that greater investments in ongoing capacity-building in islands are required for countries to better plan, implement, and evaluate adaptation actions, and to better advocate for more optimal levels of international financing for helping to underwrite the cost of adaptation.