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Carbon Management in Tourism: Mitigating the Impacts on Climate Change

By: Stefan Gossling

368 pages, 28 illus, 11 tabs


Paperback | Dec 2010 | #189242 | ISBN-13: 9780415566339
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Hardback | Dec 2010 | #189241 | ISBN-13: 9780415566322
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About this book

Climate change is one of the single most important global environmental issues facing the world today and is emerging as a major topic in tourism studies. As Tourism is one of the world's largest industries it, both contributes to, and will be notably affected by, climate change.

This book examines tourism and carbon emission reduction conflict and showcases a wide range of practical mitigation measures that help to achieve a lower carbon tourism future. It provides a comprehensive overview by combining theory and practice of climate change mitigation in global tourism, addressing various levels of scale, such as global, national, and regional tourism systems, as well as individual tourism businesses.


1. Travel, Tourism and Carbon Management 2. Climate Change Mitigation: reasons for advocacy 3. Climate Change: the physical basis 4. Climate Change Mitigation 5. Tourism and Climate Change 6. Trends in Emission From Tourism 7. Understanding Emission Growth in Tourism 8. Mitigation: systemic considerations for restructuring 9. Mitigation: Technology 10. Mitigation: management 11. Mitigation: education 12. Mitigation: behavioural change 13. Mitigation: politics & research 14. Planning for Change, Exploring Innovation

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Stefan Gossling is a Professor at the Department of Service Management, Lund University, and the School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden. He is also the research coordinator at the Western Norway Research Institute's Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism.

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