Tourism destinations as model regions for adaptation strategies in the context of biodiversity, tourism and climate change

Destination regions depend on the natural features that support tourism to ensure sustainable strategies for recreation. This project applied participatory scenario techniques to elaborate potential futures for three regions that are exemplary for German tourism.

In order for tourism regions to achieve long-term sustainable development, they need adaptation strategies to preserve biodiversity under changing climates, demographics, and lifestyles. Strategic planning and visioning can be a powerful tool for developing adequate strategies, especially when it includes all stakeholders. This is especially true in the fields of biological diversity, climate adaptation and tourism development. This project applied participatory scenario techniques to elaborate potential futures for three regions that are representative of German tourism.

The study assessed why there seems to be little integrative long-term strategic planning in tourism regions, and put forward pathways to motivate long term strategic planning. The project offers an example of how participatory scenario planning can contribute to the creation of more robust sustainable development pathways for tourism regions, especially with respect to biodiversity conservation and climate change.

The scenarios were made in:

2012

The scenarios look out to:

2030

Project facts

Germany

Biosphere Reserve Southeast Rügen | Nature Park Feldberger Seenlandschaft, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern | Biosphere Reserve Southern Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg

2012

Submitted by:

Gerd Lupp

Project leader

14 oktober 2022

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Tourism destinations as model regions for adaptation strategies in the context of biodiversity, tourism and climate change

Resources

Lupp, G., Heuchele, L., Renner, C., Syrbe, R.-U., Konold, W. and Siegrist, D. (2016), "Motivations and attitudes to (not) take action for climate change adaptation in protected areas", International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 356-374.

Handbook for Practitioners (German)

Syrbe, R.U.; Rosenberg, M.; Vohwinckel, J. (2015): Scenario-Development and Participative Methods. In: Grunewald, K.; Bastian, O. (Eds.), Ecosystem Services – Concept, Methods and Case Studies. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 104-110.

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