chapter  1
48 Pages


This chapter provides a brief introduction to the subject of tourism and climate change and provides a framework for the rest of the book. It outlines some of the key concepts that help us understand the relationship between tourism and climate change. This includes a brief overview not only of the science of climate change and how it has developed, but also of the notion of a tourism system, and how climate change issues are part of broader concerns about how to make tourism sustainable. The chapter concludes with an overview of the book’s structure.