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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