Global Climate Change and Coastal Tourism
Recognizing Problems, Managing Solutions, Future Expectations

Cloth: 978 1 78064 843 9 / $140.00
Published: November 2017  

Publisher: CABI
360 pp., 6 3/4" x 9 3/5"
tables & 4-color illus
Climate Change and Coastal Tourism includes case studies on climate change and coastal tourism that explore current threats to and consequences of climate change on existing tourism coastal destinations. It assesses management and policy options for the future sustainability of threatened tourism coastal destinations. The cases discussed are from all regions of the world: Europe, The Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australasia. The book synthesize findings to make recommendations that can be used to promote strategies that ameliorate projected impacts of climate change on coastal tourism infrastructure and in turn promote the future sustainability of coastal tourism destinations.

Table of Contents:
1: Introduction – Coastal Tourism and Climate Change: Current Narratives and Discourse
2: A Rapidly Changing Climate in an Era of Increasing Global Carbon Emissions
3: Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Policy Evolution and Effective Implementation?
4: Climate Change and Tourism Sustainability – The Red Queen Theory: Tourists as Climate Refugees
5: Climate Change and its Impacts on Coastal Tourism: Regional Assessments, Gaps and Issues
6: Assessing the Climate Change Risk of a Coastal-island Destination
7: Climate Change Governance and Trade Policy: Challenges for Travel and Tourism in Small Island Developing States
8: Case Study Ireland: Coastal Tourism and Climate Change in Ireland
9: Case Study Italy: Tourism Management of Climate Change in the Mediterranean Region: Adaptation Strategies in Sardinia and Sicily
10: Case Study Portugal: Addressing Tourism Development and Climate Change in Small Atlantic Islands: the Case of the Azores
11: Case Study Malta: Climate Change and Tourism: Risks, Hazards and Resilience – an Island Perspective
12: Case Study Iceland: Climate Change and Tourism Sustainability and its Effects on Icelandic Coastal Destinations
13: Case Study Barbados: Policy, Practice and Science: Perspectives on Climate Change and Tourism in Barbados – Conflict or Congruence?
14: Case Study Mexico: Riviera Maya – How is the Riviera Maya Tourism Industry Dealing with Climate Change? An Overview of Non-climatic Stressors that Determine the Destination’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
15: Case Study Dubai: a Theme Park Approach to Climate Change
16: Case Study Vietnam: Climate Change Impacts on UNESCO World Heritage: the Case of Hoi An Ancient Town
17: Case Study Sri Lanka: Climate Change Challenges for the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry
18: Case Study Bangladesh: Addressing Climate Change Effects on Coastal Tourism in St Martin’s Island, Bangladesh
19: Case Study Vietnam: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Tourism in Cu Lao Cham Island
20: Case Study New Zealand: Planning Responses to Coastal Climate Change Risks: the Case of Christchurch and the Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand
21: Case Study Turkey: Climate Change and Coastal Tourism: Impacts of Climate Change on the Turquoise Coast
22: Case Study Israel: Coastal Tourism, Coastal Planning and Climate Change in Israel
23: Case Study Antarctica: Up Against the Ice Barrier: Antarctic Tourism Operators Prepare for the Polar Shipping Code
24: Case Study Morocco: Mediterranean Morocco, a Vulnerable Development Called into Question
25: Case Study Zanzibar: Climate Change and Tourism in Zanzibar: Interrogating Impacts and Interventions
26: Climate Change and Coastal Tourism – a Global Perspective: Recognizing Problems, Managing Solutions, Future Expectations