The NCCR North-South was one of 27 National Centres of Competence in Research implemented by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. >> More
Margot Hill, 2007
Master's Thesis, Imperial College London, UK
The Alps will experience some of the most pronounced effects of climate
change due to a combination of their latitudinal positioning, altitude
and unique eco-systems, placing socioeconomic stresses on alpine
communities, particularly those that rely on seasonal tourism. How
stakeholders need to respond to climate change within the Alps has been
well documented in the academic literature, with studies focussing on
measures to minimise damage on winter ski tourism and from increased
natural hazards. During the winter of 2006/2007 there was increasing
academic and media attention on the ability of mountain areas to
maintain successful winter tourism. Studies into tourism adaptation
within the Swiss Alps have so far focussed on the adaptation options and
needs of different stakeholders. These concepts of adaptation measures
were tested on stakeholders from the private and public sector within
two case study areas within the Swiss Alps, both part of the communes of
the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jungfrau Aletsch Bietschorn. The
qualitative methodology aimed to better ascertain the barriers to
adaptation that local communities faced.
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