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2007

Tourism and climate change mitigation. Methods, greenhouse gas reductions and policies

Peeters, P.
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Peeters, P. (Ed.) (2007) Tourism and climate change mitigation. Methods, greenhouse gas reductions and policies, Breda: NHTV.

This book shows all elements of the transition towards environmentally ‘sustainable tourism’, with respect of climate change. 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.

The objective of the ‘Climate change and tourism conference’ organised by eCLAT (Experts in Climate Change and Tourism), held during 11-14 June 2006 in Westelbeers, The Netherlands, was to fill in gaps in research. A total of 28 papers were presented, 12 of which are selected for publication in this volume.

The first section deals with methods and data. The book presents an in-depth review of knowledge and data giving advise on appropriate conversion factors for different sorts of analysis. The second section shows ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in tourism. The third section shows first some of the difficulties to reach effective policies in the UK. Then the willingness of tourism entrepreneurs in New Zealand to mitigate climate change is presented. The final chapter shows the value of scenario studies and, more specifically, the opportunities and caveats of a 75% emission reduction scenario for French tourism.

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