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Mitigating tourism's contribution to climate change - an introduction

Peeters, P.
Bibliographical information:
Peeters, P. (2007) Mitigating tourism's contribution to climate change - an introduction. IN Peeters, P. (Ed.) Tourism and climate change mitigation. Methods, greenhouse gas reductions and policies, 11-26. Breda: NHTV.



There is now broad scientific consensus that tourism accounts for a significant and increasing contribution to climate change. Mitigation strategies are thus of increasing importance to address emissions from this sector. This chapter outlines some of the shortcomings in calculating emissions from tourism, a result of unreliable and generalizing databases. The main goal of the chapter is, however, to provide an overview of strategies forb reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This includes perspectives on policies. Overall, there is evidence that various measures are needed in order to reduce emissions from tourism to sustainable levels.

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