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PROJECT: Identifying opportunities for climate compatible tourism development in Belize

Belize’s economic growth is inherently linked to expansion of the tourism industry, yet the activities of this industry often result in habitat degradation, undermining the very ecosystems on which it depends. This project will assess the vulnerability of Belize’s tourism system to climate change, including the coastal ecosystems on which it depends, and examine how current policies serve to facilitate or hinder climate-compatible tourism development, based on healthy coastal ecosystems. [more...]

PROJECT: Assessing the potential impacts of climate change on Belize’s water resources

Very little is known about the potential impacts of climate change on Belize’s water resources, despite this being identified as a priority area of research for the country. This project will use modeling to assess the potential impacts of climate change on the supply and demand for water and water quality in Belize across different climate change and land use scenarios and in so doing, will determine the hydrographic areas most vulnerable to climate change. [more...]