The Impact Of Climate Change On Malaysia Tourism And Economic Sectors: An Input-Output Analysis

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 School of Social Sciences, UniversitiSains Malaysia Centre for Global Sustainability Studies, UniversitiSains Malaysia

2 School of Social Sciences, UniversitiSains Malaysia

3 School of Management, UniversitiSains Malaysia

Abstract

The Tourism Sector Has Been Undeniable Contribute To Economic Growth. Income Generated From The Tourism Sector, Contributions To Other Sectors And Employment Opportunities Created Are Potential Evidences By The Development Of The Tourism Sector Which Is Valuable To Ensure That This Sector Stays To Grow. Nevertheless Tourism And Socio-Economic Activities Are Dependent On And Vulnerable To Climate Change. The Potential Impacts Of Climate Change In Malaysia Could Be Sea Level Rise, Decreasing Crop Yields, Increasing Forest Diseases, Loss Of Biodiversity, Shoreline Degradation, Increased Flood Intensities, Coral Reef Bleaching, Tidal Floods, Reduced In Water Supply And Droughts. Attentive To The Threat Of Climate Change On Tourism Sector, This Study Aims To Analyse The Impact Of The Tourism Sector To Other Sector In Comparison In The Period Of 2010 And 2015. The Analysis Will Identify Sectors Stimulated By The Tourism Sector And Sectors That Receive Negative Impact From Tourism Sector Fluctuation. Using Input-Output Method, The Impact And Relationship Of Tourism Sector With Other Sectors Were Determined. It Can Be Concluded That The Impact Is Significantly Serious In Some Sectors With Some Negative And Positive Consequences Due To Climate Changes.