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Tourism and climate change in Mauritius: assessing the adaptation and mitigation plans and prospects

Roopanand Mahadew (Department of Law, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius)
Krishnee Adnarain Appadoo (Department of Law, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius)

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Article publication date: 7 September 2018

Issue publication date: 24 April 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent to which Mauritius has structured its adaptation to and mitigation of the climate change and its effects on the tourism industry based on the UNEP framework on tourism and climate change.

Design/methodology/approach

The UNEP framework is used as a guideline based on which an assessment of the various policies, laws or regulations existent in Mauritius is carried out.

Findings

The paper highlights the significant lacunas that exist in Mauritius with regard to this subject matter with measures taken in good faith but not structured and oriented enough to meet long-term goals.

Originality/value

This paper adds to the meagre literature that exists in Mauritius on the legal or normative framework that exists in Mauritius concerning climate change and the tourism industry.

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Citation

Mahadew, R. and Appadoo, K.A. (2019), "Tourism and climate change in Mauritius: assessing the adaptation and mitigation plans and prospects", Tourism Review, Vol. 74 No. 2, pp. 204-215. https://doi.org/10.1108/TR-12-2017-0203

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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