Climate Change and Tourism in Timor-Leste: The Time to Act Now

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Prepared by USAID’s Tourism For All Project, the Climate Change and Tourism in Timor-Leste: The Time to Act Now report is a compendium of publications related to international good practice in responding to climate change. This report seeks to inform Timor-Leste tourism stakeholders of inherent challenges and risks that will emerge in the coming years and provides a variety of examples of adaptive and mitigatory measures that can be implemented by the Government of Timor-Leste in partnership with the private sector. In tandem, the Project produced a complementary training course to socialize the findings of this report and expand awareness of the threat of climate change.

Given tourism’s important role as a creator of jobs, booster of economies and contributor to the fight against global poverty, and in the face of the projected increase in travelers in coming years, there is a need for the sector to act to adopt policies which will ensure that the sector is developed responsibly and sustainably factoring in environmental, social, economic, and climate responsiveness. This paper considers all of these elements, focusing on how to respond to challenges brought about by climate change.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 7:30am

Last updated: November 25, 2021