Small Islands and Climate change
Small island destinations find solutions to adapt to climate change
Turquoise waters, sandy beaches, coral reefs teeming with vibrant fish – there is little wonder why small island destinations are some of the world’s top tourist hotspots. Yet small islands have become particularly vulnerable to the damaging impacts of climate change.
Frequent and extreme weather events, such as typhoons, droughts, floods, coastal erosion and unpredictable seasonal weather patterns pose serious
risks to the fragile ecosystems of small islands. These risks affect the islands’ tourism sector – a main source of livelihood for many local communities.