Enhancing the climate-resilience of tourism-reliant communities in Samoa

The objective of this project is to increase the resilience of the tourism sector of Samoa through mainstreaming climate risks into tourism-related policy processes and adaptation actions in coastal communities and tourism operators. As detailed in the project framework, tourism is a vital economic force in Samoa representing around 30% of GDP, and providing livelihood to many local businesses in the accomodation, catering and transportation sub-sectors, providing broader income opportunites through its knock off effects in the tourism value chain, such as handicrafts, agricultural production, communication services, etc. The benefits from tourism nationally and for local communities go well beyond direct economic impacts.

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Location: 
Urban
Level of Intervention: 
Community
Key Collaborators: 
National Governments
Thematic Area: 
Infrastructure/Climate Change Risk Management
Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations: 
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Government of Samoa
Samoa Tourism Authority
UNDP
GEF
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Tourism-reliant Communities in Samoa
Funding Source: 
LDCF
Financing Amount: 
$1,950,000
Co-Financing Total: 
$7,100,000
Project Status: 
Source of Funds Pipeline