Climate adaptation and tourism: Citizen Panel
Current research in the natural and social sciences points to significant impacts of climate change on tourism, an important economic lifeline for Aotearoa New Zealand. So how can people involved with the tourism sector manage risks to the sector? What ought to be some steps the government and the tourism sector can take in response to climate change threats?
A team of researchers from the University of Waikato organized a citizen panel in Wellington on 9 November 2018 where climate scientists, social scientists, and policy makers interacted with tourism professionals to look at ways in which the tourism sector could manage risk in the wake of climate change and adopt sustainable practices.