|| Disaster Risk Management for Coastal Tourism Destinations Responding to Climate Change - A Practical Guide for Decision Makers
The sustainability of coastal tourism destinations depends partly on their
ability to adapt planning and management practices to the impacts of
climate change and also to increase their ability to effectively manage
Scientific evidence suggests that climate change will exacerbate
weather-related disasters that will be not only more frequent but also
more powerful and consequently will put coastal tourism destinations
in an almost constant state of alert.
Experience has shown, time and again, that it is local people who
are best placed to save lives and to coordinate the return to normality.
It is the degree to which people are prepared for disasters that determines
how vulnerable or resilient their community will be.
The handbook provides disaster managers, local and municipal and
community planners, as well as other stakeholders in the tourism
sector with a practical guidance on how to better prepare for disasters
in coastal destinations.
ISBN: 978 92 907 2922 2