EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Global tourism vulnerability to climate change

Daniel Scott, C. Michael Hall and Stefan Gössling

Annals of Tourism Research, 2019, vol. 77, issue C, 49-61

Abstract: Climate change will have far-reaching consequence for the future of tourism. A Climate Change Vulnerability Index for Tourism (CVIT) comprised of 27 indicators provides a transparent and systematic first analysis of the differential vulnerability of the tourism sector in 181 countries. Countries with the lowest vulnerability are found in western and northern Europe, central Asia, Canada and New Zealand. High sector vulnerability is found in Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Small Island Developing States. Vulnerability is highest in many countries where tourism represents the largest proportion of GDP and regions where tourism growth is expected to be the strongest over the coming decades. Climate change will pose an increasing barrier to tourism contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Keywords: Tourism; Climate change; Impacts; Adaptive capacity; Decarbonization; Sustainable development goals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160738319300817
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:anture:v:77:y:2019:i:c:p:49-61

DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2019.05.007

Access Statistics for this article

Annals of Tourism Research is currently edited by John Tribe

More articles in Annals of Tourism Research from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Haili He ().

 
Page updated 2020-06-05
Handle: RePEc:eee:anture:v:77:y:2019:i:c:p:49-61