Special Issue "Sustainable Tourism and Climate Change: Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2017)
Dr. Gang Liu
Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
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Interests: Material and energy flow analysis; Industrial Ecology; Urban metabolism; Circular economy; Sustainable resource and waste management; Critical infrastructure and built environment stocks; Complexity and linkages of sustainability
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reaffirmed that global climate change is unequivocally occurring now, and its impact on natural resources has become increasingly apparent worldwide. Climate change is believed to be one of the most challenging aspects of sustainable development of the tourism industry, considering that tourism is a highly climate-dependent economic sector. At the same time, tourism contributes prominently to global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and impedes the progress of global GHG emissions reduction efforts. Tourism industry, policymakers, and other relevant governmental bodies have widely recognized the pressing need to develop and implement polices to address this challenge, and to take actions to prevent it from projected risks, as well as to find a pathway to mitigate tourism-induced GHG emissions.
As such, this Special Issue aims to shed insights on the impacts of climate change on tourism, identify the vulnerable tourism destinations, investigate the perceptions and response behaviors of the tourism stakeholders, assess the adaptive capacity and tourism’s contribution to global warming, and in the end, explore adaptation and mitigation strategies for the tourism sector. As Guest Editors for this Special Issue, we invite your contribution by submitting research articles, comprehensive reviews, and practical case studies that are related to but not limited to the following topics:
• Sustainable development and tourism management
• The observed impacts and vulnerability of climate changes on tourism
• Projected risks and impacts for tourism in a complex and changing climate
• The perceptions of tourists and tourism related stakeholders on climate change
• New geographical distribution of tourism under climate change
• Adaptation experience of tourism related stakeholders, destinations, and regions
• The adaptive capacity of tourism and future opportunities for adaptation
• Greenhouse gas emissions of tourism and their drivers
• Future mitigation pathways of tourism
• Tourism under climate change mitigation scenarios
Dr. Jun Liu
Dr. Gang Liu
Dr. This Rutishauser
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- Sustainable tourism
- Impacts of climate change on tourism
- Risks prediction and simulation
- Climate change perception
- Adaptation experience
- Tourism adaptive capacity
- Adaptation measures
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Mitigation pathways