Tourism and climate change

Topics: Tourism, Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide Pages: 152 (24844 words) Published: November 6, 2014
Climate Change
Adaptation and Mitigation
in the Tourism Sector:

U n i t e d N a t i o n s E n v i ro n m e n t P ro g r a m m e

Frameworks, Tools and Practices




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Simpson, M.C., Gössling, S., Scott, D., Hall,
C.M. and Gladin, E. (2008) Climate Change
Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism
Sector: Frameworks, Tools and Practices.
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Frameworks, Tools and Practices
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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Frameworks, Tools and Practices

The tourism industry has a key role to play in confronting the challenges of climate change. The spectacular growth of tourism provides both a challenge and an opportunity. The tourist community itself has responded to this challenge over the past few years and visibly stepped up its response to climate change. There is now a clear understanding that the industry can be part of the solution to climate change, by reducing its green house gas emissions as well as by helping the communities where tourism represents a major economic source to prepare for and adapt to the changing climate. Building on the results of the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism (October 2007) and the “Davos Declaration” this publication responds to an urgent request expressed by many governments, businesses and NGOs: “to provide practical guidance and capacity building for climate change adaptation and mitigation practices in the tourism sector”. This publication, combined with a comprehensive series of international and regional seminars, is designed to provide a pragmatic platform to strengthen...

References: Regional Chapters
3rd report (2001) citations
4th report (2007) citations
on tourism and climate change issues in general at a global level. Further analysis
of the IPCC (2007b) identifies some of the major research foci on tourism and
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