World heritage and tourism in a changing climate

United Nations Environment Programme ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) ; Union of Concerned Scientists (2016)

This report provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for and of global tourism. It also examines the close relationship between World Heritage and tourism, and how climate change is likely to exacerbate problems caused by unplanned tourism development and uncontrolled or poorly managed visitor access, as well as other threats and stresses.

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