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PRESS RELEASE - Emerald 2012 Outstanding Author Contribution Award to Paul Peeters

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paul Peeters has received the 2012 Outstanding Author Contribution Award from the Emerald Group Publishing Limited for his book chapter "Transport technology, tourism and climate change" in Volume 3 of the book series Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice ("Tourism and the Implications of Climate Change: Issues and Actions").

The article explains the wider relationships between the development of transport, infrastructure and technology in global tourism, and offers solutions for the considerable contribution of tourism to climate change.

Peeters' article was selected being one of the most impressive works the editor found in all of Emerald's 2011 publications. The jury report mentions:

“The chapter discusses tourist transport with the aim of examining its capacity to significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions through technological improvements. Peeters develops a very interesting and systematic discussion of the wide variety of factors that impact the relationship between technological improvements and changes in GHG emissions. Of particular value is his application of System Dynamics, and specifically Causal-Loop-Diagrams, to illustrate the complex interrelationships that exist. This approach effectively illuminates the context in which such questions need to be addressed and the subsequent findings reinforce the critical role played by behavioural change due to the observed limitations of technological solutions in reducing transport GHG emissions.”



The Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice book series consists of distinct volumes each of which brings together both conceptual theses and prevalent applications or case studies that inform academics and practitioners on a current or emerging theme. For more information on the book series see here.

Bibliographical information:
Peeters, P. (2010). Transport technology, tourism and climate change. In C. Schott (Ed.), Tourism and the Implications of Climate Change: Issues and Actions (Vol. 3, pp. 67 - 90). Bingley (UK): Emerald.