While coastal tourism is an important source of GDP in the Caribbean, it is also vulnerable to global environmental change. A sea level rise, increased severity of storms, and coral bleaching are only a few of the changes anticipated for islands in the Caribbean, and these have direct implications for coastal tourism. This, coupled with constantly changing global tourist demand and locally induced environmental change, creates uncertainty of what types of vulnerabilities will emerge and for whom. Jillian Student, PhD-candidate at ENP, shares her experience with developing a tool to explore the dynamic nature of environmental change in coastal tourism and emerging vulnerabilities.
You can find Jillian’s blogpost on the blog Games4Sustainability.
You can find more information on Jillian’s research project ‘Enhancing adaptive governance to climate change for Caribbean tourism through interactive modelling’.