Pacific Island states are some of the most vulnerable nations in the world when it comes to the impact of climate
change. As yet, none of the Pacific Island States have any operational coal mines or coal-fired power stations. However, this could all soon change.
The 14 developing member countries (DMCs) of the Pacific Department of the Asi an Development Bank (ADB) cover a wide diversity. Populations range from the top three countries, representing 87% of the region’s population, to the remaining 11 countries, with a total of less than 1.5 million people. The region covers 15% of the globe’s surface, with remote countries ranging from large single landmass entities to smaller countries covering over 900 islands.