Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Strategy for a Large-scale Tourism development
In a pioneering effort to integrate climate change considerations into the Mexican territorial planning, the environmental authority requested an evaluation of present and future climatic risks as well as the measures needed to reduce them.
Identify the necessary actions to protect the population, ecosystems, and infrastructure of the tourism development to reduce the possible impacts of climate change.
A vulnerability analysis was made based on threeclimate change scenarios developed for the project. To reduce the uncertainty-relatedfinancial risks of climate change adaptation measures, an Adaptive Managementmechanism based on environmental and socioeconomic sensing was instrumented.This mechanism will facilitate future decision-making on the design,implementation, and continuous improvement of the adaptation measures andoverall resiliency of the project.
One of the firsts Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency Strategies for the tourism sector in Mexico with planned activities for the next 20 years as well as contingency plans and protocols for hurricanes, droughts and heat waves.