Marine Tourism, Climate Change, and Resilience in the Caribbean, Volume II: Recreation, Yachts, and Cruise Ships
“The Caribbean is particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. This book tackles a key issue for the Caribbean’s future— how to promote and practice sustainable tourism that provides economic opportunities while conserving the reefs, mangroves, and other marine ecosystems that protect and sustain these fragile islands.” — Lauren Wenzel, Director, National Marine Protected Areas Center, NOAA.
As the nations of the Caribbean respond to the emerging effects of climate change and prepare for those to come, tourism has the potential to either worsen or mitigate these impacts. In this book we look specifically at marine recreation and how its various sectors—ranging from surfing, diving and sport fishing, to yachts and cruise ships—are coping with and preparing for climate change in the Caribbean.
Through essays and case studies by scientists, business leaders, government and NGO staff, and others, we show that tourism could lead the way in reducing human- induced climate impacts, protecting and restoring crucial ecosystems and habitats, and building sustainable futures for the people of the Caribbean and beyond.
November 17, 2017