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The Bahamas Community Based Tourism initiative (CBT) encourages more collaborative participation by six local communities in the delivery and development of tourism products and services that add value to the tourism experience while managing the natural resources responsibly to preserve the biodiversity, natural eco-systems, cultural norms and traditions of these communities. The IDB's partners in this initiative include Compete Caribbean, Canadian Government and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
In 2014, The Bahamas embarked on the Sustainable Destination Alliance for the Americas initiative, funded by a matching grant from Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd (RCL), working with its partner, Sustainable Travel International (STI). The initiative would assist The Bahamas in evaluating and improving destination management performance and embedding sustainability metrics into targeted destination strategies.
Amidst a changing climate, the Caribbean islands are particularly vulnerable, owing to their geographical isolation, limited size and availability of natural resources. Faced with this reality, it is imperative that small island nations pursue climate change adaptation measures and low carbon pathways. A greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory was implemented in Harbour Island as part of the Caribbean Climate Smart Islands Project (CCSIP), a regional technical cooperation initiative supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).