Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation In The Tourism Sector

Author: Murray C. Simpson
Publisher: United Nations Pubns
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Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation In The Tourism Sector from the Author: Murray C. Simpson. With its close connections to the environment and climate itself, tourism is considered to be a vulnerable and highly climate-sensitive economic sector, similar to agriculture, insurance, energy, and transportation. At the same time, tourism is a contributor to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, including emissions from transport, accommodation and activities. In 2005, tourism's contribution to GHG emissions was estimated to be approximately 5%. According to the Davos Declaration on climate Change and Tourism the sector has to 'rapidly respond to climate change, within the evolving UN framework and progressively reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, if it is to grow in a sustainable way'. In response to this challenge this publication is designed to provide a pragmatic platform to strengthen the capacity of professionals to understand and respond effectively to the global challenges of climate change in tourism destinations. It is the result of the ongoing cooperation between UNEP, UNWTO and WMO in the context of the wider UN response to climate change. The publication presents an overview of the current science and policy of climate change, followed by self-guidance material on mitigation and adaptation, exploring tools, methods and techniques associated with the management of climate change in tourism. It also identifies examples of good practice from which stakeholders might learn in order to develop their own capacities for implementing climate change strategies.

Tourism And Climate Change

Author: Daniel Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136462937
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Tourism And Climate Change from the Author: Daniel Scott. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive, thorough overview of the complex interrelationships between tourism and climate change. It achieves this by considering the implications of climate change for tourism sectors and destinations, tourism's global contribution to climate change, adaptation and mitigation responses, and addressing various levels of scale - such as global, national, and regional tourism systems, as well as individual tourism businesses and tourists. It combines a thorough scientific discussion on the climate-tourism interface with practice, showcasing international.

Oecd Studies On Tourism Climate Change And Tourism Policy In Oecd Countries

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264119590
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Oecd Studies On Tourism Climate Change And Tourism Policy In Oecd Countries from the Author: OECD. This report analyses policies and issues related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in the tourism sector. It provides policy recommendations, with the objective to identify priority areas to be included in a framework for action in the area of climate change and tourism.

Climate Change And Tourism

Author: Susanne Becken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1849714754
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Climate Change And Tourism from the Author: Susanne Becken. The contribution of tourism to climate change, and the likely consequences of climate change for key tourist destinations, has been well reported and discussed. Yet, there is a lack of evidence-based systematic practical advice as to how the tourism industry should respond to the challenge of climate change. Building on a sound conceptual understanding of the links between climate change and tourism, this book shows how the tourism sector might best respond. It not only focuses on the roles of supportive policies and institutions in ensuring a strong "enabling environment" for practical responses, but also on the practical responses themselves. This practical approach is presented through a large number of case studies and examples which illustrate how policy and industry initiatives have been implemented in tourism, and if or why they were successful. The majority of examples come from places such as the Caribbean, Spain, the Maldives, Nepal, and the UK, as well as Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the Pacific. The examples are presented within an overall framework that facilitates the translation of adaptation and mitigation policies into practice. This book offers the tourism industry, students and academics the opportunity to advance from the earlier, more conceptual texts on tourism and climate change by taking a much more practical approach. Its global coverage, through the use of international case studies, fosters a cross-fertilisation of ideas and initiatives. This text provides a detailed analysis of best practices in the face of climate change, across countries and geographically diverse tourist destinations and operations.

Climate Change And Tourism

Author: World Tourism Organization
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9789284412341
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Climate Change And Tourism from the Author: World Tourism Organization. This publication contains the key proceedings and technical report of the Second International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism, held in Davos, Switzerland, 1-3 October 2007. The Davos Declaration and the summary of the conference debates demonstrate a clear commitment of the tourism sector to address climate change issues, and provide concrete recommendations for actions. The extensive technical report included in this publication was commissioned to an international team of experts by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It provides a synthesis of the state of knowledge about current and future likely impacts of climate change on tourism destinations around the world, possible implications for tourist demand, current levels and trends in GHG emissions from the tourism sector, and an overview of policy and management responses adopted by the key stakeholder groups (international organizations, public administrations, the tourism industry) with respect to adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. This publication is principally aimed at the tourism industry and government organizations at the different levels, who will have the primary responsibility of developing mitigation and adaptation strategies to respond to the challenges that global climate change will bring to the tourism sector. It also constitutes an important tool for international agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and financial institutions.

Nachhaltiger Tourismus

Author: Wolfgang Strasdas
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825247139
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Nachhaltiger Tourismus from the Author: Wolfgang Strasdas. Zukunftsfähiger Tourismus im Gleichgewicht mit Natur und Gesellschaft. Seit den 1980er Jahren werden im Tourismus neue Wege gesucht, um regionale Wirtschaftsentwicklung mit Umwelt- und Naturschutz, fairen Arbeitsbedingungen und der Wertschätzung von Kultur in Einklang zu bringen. Heute setzen bereits viele Tourismusdestinationen und -unternehmen auf eine nachhaltige Entwicklung. In den Sustainable Development Goals wird nachhaltiger Tourismus als eine Entwicklungsoption genannt. Die zweite Auflage des erfolgreichen Lehrbuchs stellt die grundlegenden Prinzipien und praktischen Ansätze für einen nachhaltigen Tourismus vor. Sie geht auf verantwortungsvolle Unternehmensführung, nachhaltiges Destinationsmanagement, Tourismuspolitik und die Rolle kritischer Verbraucher ein. Zudem diskutiert sie die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels, des Naturschutzes und der sozialen Nachhaltigkeit. Dieser Titel ist nicht als Dozenten-Freiexemplar erhältlich.

Tourismus Im L Ndlichen Raum

Author: Hartmut Rein
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834938203
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Tourismus Im L Ndlichen Raum from the Author: Hartmut Rein. Die Begriffe Tourismus und ländlicher Raum sind eng miteinander verbunden. Der Natur- und Kulturraum außerhalb der Städte stellt für viele Urlaubs-, Kurzreise- und Tagesgäste eine Attraktion dar. Da sich die Kundenbedürfnisse verändert haben, müssen Angebote im ländlichen Raum zukünftig qualitäts- und gästeorientiert entwickelt, inszeniert und vermarktet werden. Darüber hinaus steht der ländliche Raum vor wachsenden Herausforderungen wie dem demografischen Wandel und schrumpfender öffentlicher Budgetverfügbarkeit zur Finanzierung der freiwilligen Aufgabe Tourismus. Weitere wichtige Themen sind die Rolle des Tourismus als Beitrag zur Regionalentwicklung und zur Stärkung der Regionalvermarktung, Auswirkungen des Klimawandels sowie die spezifische Rolle von Schutzgebieten.

Climate Change And Tourism In The Asia Pacific

Author: Bruce Prideaux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317747836
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Climate Change And Tourism In The Asia Pacific from the Author: Bruce Prideaux. Climate change will exert an enormous impact on all societies in the medium to long term. Tourism, as both a commercial activity and social phenomenon is not immune. To date, industry has been slow to recognise the scale of the threat posed by a changing climate on its operations and consumers have been extremely reluctant to modify their travel behaviours. The Asia Pacific region is well on the way to being the 21st Century powerhouse of tourism, however the manner in which it develops will, in part, be determined by how the global community responds to climate change. This book examines climate change issues related to tourism in the Asia Pacific region. Chapters discuss demand and supply side issues, explore government policy responses and introduce several new adaptation models. The book also calls for a more effective linking of social science research with the scientific discourse to create long term resolution of and adaptation to this issue. This book was published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research.

Meeting The Challenges Of Climate Change To Tourism

Author: Louis D'Amore
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443865095
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Meeting The Challenges Of Climate Change To Tourism from the Author: Louis D'Amore. As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated, “Climate change is the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century. It rewrites the global equation for development, peace and prosperity.” The scientific evidence is clear – climate change is happening and the exposure to weather-related disasters such as heat waves, forest fires, cyclones and flooding has the potential to seriously impact the tourism sector. The travel and tourism industry is both a significant contributor to climate change, being responsible for 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is directly impacted by it. At the same time, the industry is a vital driver of the global economy with an estimated US$6.6 trillion total contribution in 2012, and is particularly significant to developing and emerging economies where the impacts of climate change can be most disruptive. This collection of papers is a timely and indispensable source of insights and models of best practice relating to the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change by various sectors of the industry.

Global Climate Change And Coastal Tourism

Author: Andrew L Jones
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 178064843X
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Global Climate Change And Coastal Tourism from the Author: Andrew L Jones. Building upon the book Disappearing Destinations (Jones and Phillips 2010) and its conclusion that promoted the need to recognize problems, meet expectations and manage solutions Global Climate Change and Coastal Tourism explores current threats to, and consequences of, climate change on existing tourism coastal destinations. Part 1 of the book provides a theoretical platform and addresses topics such as sustainability, tourism impacts, governance trade and innovation and how the media addresses climate change and tourism. It also assesses management and policy options for the future sustainability of threatened tourism coastal destinations. Part 2 presents case studies from all regions of the world (Europe, The Americas, Asia, Africa and Australasia) which synthesise findings to make recommendations that can be used to promote strategies that ameliorate projected impacts of climate change on coastal tourism infrastructure and in turn promote the future sustainability of coastal tourism destinations. This is a timely and informative text with appeal to researchers, undergraduate and post graduate students of tourism management, tourism planning, sustainable tourism development and leisure management, coastal tourism/management, environmental management/planning, geography, coastal zone management or climate change studies.