Climate change impacts on the coastal tourist resorts of Bali

Anom Rajendra
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia
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Abstract. This article will highlight several impacts on changes in Bali’s shoreline, especially
on coastal tourist resorts. Climate change as a global issue is a fundamental factor in which the
shoreline of Bali has significantly changed, although it was not only a single impact on the
shoreline’s changes. Due to rising seawater in combination with other factors taking place in
most parts of coastal areas have led to significant erosion on the coastal tourist resorts of Bali.
Narrower spaces of the tourist beaches have gradually degraded the quality of the beach
environment. Moreover, the rapid development of tourist facilities along the beach as a local
issue has also led to rising microclimate on the coast, hence these global and local issues are the
driving factors to change the local climate on the coastal regions. Kuta Beach Resort was selected
as a case study to represent the recent condition of Bali coastal tourist resorts due to the most
crowded tourist area. Through an empirical study in collecting data that was supported by
theoretical approaches, data were, then, analysed into the descriptive analysis. Therefore, the
article of this research is expected to become useful for academic purposes, urban planners and
policymakers. Therefore, the purpose of the research is to clarify the significant negative impacts
of climate change on the coastal tourist resorts of Bali and to evaluate the possible actions carried
out by parties to mitigate the negative impacts.