Tourism Component- SPC-GIZ Coping With Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region

Tourism Component- SPC-GIZ Coping With Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region

Description

Description: 

Tourism represents a significant econoomic activity in the Pacific. It is one of the largest export sectors in the majority of the nations of the Pacific and provides great opportunties for economic growth, employment, and sustainable development. Tourism is vulnerable to a range of risks including natural hazards, economic downturns, health epidemics, market fluctuations etc. Due to its highly climate sensitive nature, Pacific tourism is identifies as a hotspot for major impacts of cliamte change that will affect tourism destinations across the region and exacerbate natural hazards, markets, and other associated risks.

The community Tourism and Climate Change component of SPC-GIZ CCCPIR project aims to strengthen the capacity of selected Pacific Island countries to cope with climate change impacts and associated risks on the community tourism sector. The main activities being undertaken include:

-National consultation workshop for integrated stakeholder engagement accross the tourism, climate change, and natural disaster management areas;

- Mapping community tourism initiatives;

- Risk analysis and vulnerability assessment of selected community tourism initiatives;

- implementations of adaptation interventions in the seleced community tourism initiatives;

- Production of an adaptation manual for community tourism in the Pacific;

- National best practive workshop

 

Objectives: 
Component 4 of the existing SPC-GIZ CCCPIR Regional Programme on “Sustainable Tourism and Climate Change“ aims to strengthen the capacity of selected Pacific Island countries to cope with climate change impacts on the tourism sector. It has the following objective: Innovative partnerships and approaches in the tourism sector are promoting adaptation to climate change and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the Pacific Island Countries Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Palau.
Project Status: 
Project Contact: 

Christopher Bartlett

GIZ
SPC/GIZ
+678 5552187
Christopher.Bartlett@giz.de

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Project Information

Short Title: 
Tourism Component- SPC-GIZ Coping With Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region
Project Scope: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
End Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014