CHAPTER 1

Introduction

Kreg Ettenger

This book looks at the complex relationship between climate change, tourism, oceans, and coastal communities, with a focus on the small island states of the Caribbean. Together with the three other volumes in this collection, it provides a current picture of the state of coastlines and waters in the Caribbean region, including how they support local communities through marine resources and tourism, the impacts of climate change on tourism as well as on ecosystems and coastal communities, and how tourism both contributes to and can potentially help mitigate climate impacts. For comparison, we also draw upon examples from other regions that share similarities with the Caribbean, including a reliance on marine ...

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