Climate Change and Tourism – Responding to Global Challenges
Tourism is a vital part of the global economy. It is an important contributor to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to poverty reduction. Climate is a key resource for tourism and all components of the sector (including the destinations themselves)—air, sea and land transportation; tour operators; accommodation; and the food and product supply chain—are highly sensitive to the impacts of climate variability and change. In line with the UN system plans to take concerted action to address climate change, WMO collaborated with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme to publish a new report (August 2008) entitled Climate change and tourism: responding to global challenges. The lead author of this work, Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo, Canada, is also lead expert of the Commission for Climatology Expert Team on Climate and Tourism.
The publication contains key conclusions and the Conference Statement from the Second International Conference on climate Change and tourism (Davos, 1-3 October 2007), in addition to the technical report. Topics covered include: advances in climate change science and implications for the tourism sector; impacts and adaptation at tourism destinations; implications of climate change for tourism demand; emissions from tourism (status and trends); mitigation policies and measures; and the way forward to adaptation and mitigation in tourism. Copies and more information are available through the UNWTO InfoShop.
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