|contact us||about the Northern Periphery||about climate change adaptation||project partner intranet site||project funders and partners|
Change — Adapting to The Impacts, by Communities in Northern
Demonstration adaptation project : Future tourism prospects for local communities in Finnish Lapland
Location: The project is to be focussed on two ski resorts (Levi and Ylläs), and on Rovaniemi, which are all located in Finnish Lapland.
The objectives of this project are 1) to examine how strategic tourism plans in Finnish Lapland deal with the issues of adapting to climate change; 2) to map the tourism products of Northern Finland from the viewpoint of their possibilities to adapt to drastic or slower climate related changes in their operating environment; and 3) to give guidance to tourism product developers in order to help their adaptation to climate change.
Dissemination of the existing knowledge about climate change and adaptation will be organised through workshops for local decision-makers and tourism entrepreneurs in Levi, Ylläs and Rovaniemi, in order to evaluate their attitudes and outlooks, and discuss future possibilities for, and threats to, tourism businesses. The active phase of this demonstration project will be between December 2008 and February 2010. The results of the mappings and discussions and also the new product ideas will form the main outcomes of the project. After the project it is intended that key tourism actors will be more aware of the impacts of climate change and that they will have developed specific business ideas or products that will let them adapt to the changing climate.
Project coordinator: UHI Millennium Institute, Perth College, Crieff Road, Perth, Scotland (UK), PH1 2NXTel: (+)44 1738 877204 • Fax: (+)44 1738 877018 • firstname.lastname@example.org