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Climate Change and Tourism Features in the Caribbean

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  • Moore, Winston
  • Lewis-Bynoe, Denny
  • Howard, Stacia

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The tourist industry is widely recognised as the key engine of growth in the Caribbean, representing a significant source of foreign exchange earnings and employment. The present study provides an assessment of how climate change could likely impact on regional tourism features. The analysis is undertaken by comparing historical tourism climatic indices to those obtained under the various climate change scenarios. The results suggest that the biggest losers, in terms of deteriorations in their climatic features, are likely to be the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

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  • Moore, Winston & Lewis-Bynoe, Denny & Howard, Stacia, 2009. "Climate Change and Tourism Features in the Caribbean," MPRA Paper 21470, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21470
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    1. Jacqueline M. Hamilton & David J. Maddison & Richard S.J. Tol, 2003. "Climate Change And International Tourism: A Simulation Study," Working Papers FNU-31, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Sep 2003.
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    1. -, 2011. "An assessment of the economic impact of climate change on the tourism sector in the Bahamas," Sede Subregional de la CEPAL para el Caribe (Estudios e Investigaciones) 38601, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).

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    Keywords

    Tourism climate index; Climate Change; Caribbean;

    JEL classification:

    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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