Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean Volume Ii

Author: Martha Honey
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631574841
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Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean Volume Ii from the Author: Martha Honey. This second volume on coastal tourism and climate change in the Caribbean examines three key supporting sectors: golf, local agriculture and cuisine, and aviation. Today, climate change is propelling accelerated reforms in these three sectors. Initiatives to link local agriculture to tourism are enriching visitor experiences and revitalizing local crops and cuisine, while reducing the carbon impact-the food print-from agricultural imports. Similarly, golf certification programs are providing templates for constructing and operating courses with smaller carbon footprints. In aviation, as well, virtually all international airlines are testing non-fossil fuel alternatives, and a nascent but growing green airport movement is reducing aviation's carbon footprint and improving its resilience. As the volume concludes, coastal tourism in the Caribbean is today addressing two intertwined concerns and opportunities: Ă’the impacts of climate change and imperative of responsible tourism.Ă“

Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean Volume I

Author: Martha Honey
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631574744
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Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean Volume I from the Author: Martha Honey. The Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world, and its tourism attractions and infrastructure and three-quarters of its people are concentrated along its coastlines. While the Caribbean contributes to less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions, its beaches and hotels are among the most vulnerable to climate impacts, including increasingly fierce and frequent hurricanes, sea-level rise, and loss of coral and mangroves. This book details many techniques for mitigating and adapting to climate impacts and demonstrates how socially and environmentally responsible companies are proving resilient in coping with climate change.

Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean

Author: Martha Honey
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ISBN: 9781631574832
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Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean from the Author: Martha Honey. Coastal and marine tourism are the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry. Beaches and coastlines are being rapidly bought up and built up, while the number, size and ports-of-call of cruise ships is growing rapidly. Nowhere is the more apparent than in the Caribbean, the most tourism dependent region in the world. Some 20 million cruise passengers and another 22 million overnight resort tourists - most from the United States -- vacation in the Caribbean each year. These forms of large-scale, mass market, sun-and-sand tourism are causing a range of environmental and social problems, while often bringing few benefits to the host communities. In recent years, these island nations have also become some of the most vulnerable places to climate change, including sea level rise and warming, coral and mangrove destruction, increasingly fierce and erratic storms, a host of other human-included phenomena. As an industry, tourism both contributes to and is a victim of climate change. Tourism cannot continue to pursue business as usual. These two interconnected volumes are organized around a central theme: How coastal and marine tourism must be sustainably planned, built, and operated in this era of climate change. The primary audience is the tourism industry, both individual businesses and associations, especially those connected with coastal and marine tourism but also anyone with interests in sustainable practices. In addition, the market for this publication will include university courses in areas such as tourism planning and management, sustainability, climate change, and economic development. We expect that the volume will also interest government planners, international development and financing agencies, NGOs, and others involved in or interested in the nexus of tourism and climate change. We propose that it be co-published by Business Expert Press and the Center for Responsible Travel. Given length guidelines, we are proposing that BEP and CREST co-publish two connected but standalone volumes, one focusing on coastal tourism and the other on marine tourism. We also envision that CREST may publish a combined single volume, with additional materials, through another publisher or self-published at a future date.

Marine Tourism Climate Change And Resiliency In The Caribbean Volume I

Author: Kreg Ettenger
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631577522
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Marine Tourism Climate Change And Resiliency In The Caribbean Volume I from the Author: Kreg Ettenger. As the nations of the Caribbean respond to and prepare for climate change, tourism has the potential to both worsen and mitigate these effects. In this book we look at marine tourism and its connection with ocean health, fisheries, and critical ecosystems, including coral reefs. We consider the role that marine protected areas can play in preserving reefs and other ecosystems, leading to greater resilience in the face of climate change. Finally, we look at how the tourism industry is responding to the threat of climate change, using its economic and social capital to foster positive change in the Caribbean and other parts of the world. While the situation is clearly urgent, we hope this volume provides readers with some optimism, as well as tangible ideas for using tourism to help mitigate the impending effects of climate change on marine ecosystems and economies.

Climate Change And Tourism

Author: Susanne Becken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1849714754
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Climate Change And Tourism from the Author: Susanne Becken. The contribution of tourism to climate change, and the likely consequences of climate change for key tourist destinations, has been well reported and discussed. Yet, there is a lack of evidence-based systematic practical advice as to how the tourism industry should respond to the challenge of climate change. Building on a sound conceptual understanding of the links between climate change and tourism, this book shows how the tourism sector might best respond. It not only focuses on the roles of supportive policies and institutions in ensuring a strong "enabling environment" for practical responses, but also on the practical responses themselves. This practical approach is presented through a large number of case studies and examples which illustrate how policy and industry initiatives have been implemented in tourism, and if or why they were successful. The majority of examples come from places such as the Caribbean, Spain, the Maldives, Nepal, and the UK, as well as Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the Pacific. The examples are presented within an overall framework that facilitates the translation of adaptation and mitigation policies into practice. This book offers the tourism industry, students and academics the opportunity to advance from the earlier, more conceptual texts on tourism and climate change by taking a much more practical approach. Its global coverage, through the use of international case studies, fosters a cross-fertilisation of ideas and initiatives. This text provides a detailed analysis of best practices in the face of climate change, across countries and geographically diverse tourist destinations and operations.

Destination Competitiveness The Environment And Sustainability

Author: Andres Artal-Tur
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780646976
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Destination Competitiveness The Environment And Sustainability from the Author: Andres Artal-Tur. Destination competitiveness and sustainability are important issues for many stakeholders within the tourism industry. In recent years, destinations have faced some challenges with respect to maintaining sustainability; they must be cleaner, greener and safer in order to safeguard the life quality of holidaymakers and local residents. Providing an invaluable review of the latests research on the topic, global case studies provide a perspective of the worldwide challenges and solutions arising in the management of tourism destinations. The analysis presents an interdisciplinary approach, including contributions of economists, geographers, managers and marketing professionals.

Climate Change And Tourism

Author: World Tourism Organization
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9789284412341
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Climate Change And Tourism from the Author: World Tourism Organization. This publication contains the key proceedings and technical report of the Second International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism, held in Davos, Switzerland, 1-3 October 2007. The Davos Declaration and the summary of the conference debates demonstrate a clear commitment of the tourism sector to address climate change issues, and provide concrete recommendations for actions. The extensive technical report included in this publication was commissioned to an international team of experts by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It provides a synthesis of the state of knowledge about current and future likely impacts of climate change on tourism destinations around the world, possible implications for tourist demand, current levels and trends in GHG emissions from the tourism sector, and an overview of policy and management responses adopted by the key stakeholder groups (international organizations, public administrations, the tourism industry) with respect to adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. This publication is principally aimed at the tourism industry and government organizations at the different levels, who will have the primary responsibility of developing mitigation and adaptation strategies to respond to the challenges that global climate change will bring to the tourism sector. It also constitutes an important tool for international agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and financial institutions.

Climate Change And Food Security

Author: Elizabeth Thomas Hope
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315469715
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Climate Change And Food Security from the Author: Elizabeth Thomas Hope. Global climatic change has resulted in new and unpredictable patterns of precipitation and temperature, the increased frequency of extreme weather events and rising sea levels. These changes impact all four aspects of food security – availability, accessibility, stability of supply and appropriate nourishment – as well as the entire food system – food production, marketing, processing, distribution and prices. Climate Change and Food Security focuses on the challenge to food security posed by a changing climate. The book brings together many of the critical global concerns of climate change and food security through local cases based on empirical studies undertaken in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Focusing on risk reduction and the complex nature of vulnerability to climate change, the book includes chapters on the responsiveness of farmers based on traditional knowledge, as well as the critical phenomenon of food insecurity in the urban setting. Other chapters are devoted to efforts made to strengthen resilience through long-term development, with interventions at the regional and national levels of scale. It also examines cross-cutting themes that underlie the strategies employed to achieve food security, including equity, gender, livelihoods and governance. This edited volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, food security, environmental management and sustainable development.

Ecotourism And Sustainable Development Second Edition

Author: Martha Honey
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597268578
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Ecotourism And Sustainable Development Second Edition from the Author: Martha Honey. Ecotourism and Sustainable Development is the most comprehensive overview of worldwide ecotourism available today, showing how both the concept and the reality have evolved over more than twenty-five years. Here Martha Honey revisits six nations she profiled in the first edition—the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa—and adds a fascinating new chapter on the United States. She examines the growth of ecotourism within each country’s tourism strategy, its political system, and its changing economic policies. Her useful case studies highlight the economic and cultural impacts of expanding tourism on indigenous populations as well as on ecosystems.