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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

13th - 15th February 2019: World Symposium on Climate Change and Tourism, Bariloche, Argentina

It is widely acknowledged that climate change impacts a variety of sectors, at different levels. One of such sectors is the travel and tourism industry. Due to its size, the tourism sector is one of the major drivers in the world’s economy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) regards tourism as among the key economic sectors and services. 

In addition to the fact that beaches, wetlands, and estuaries are tourist resources already at risk, a number of many tourist amenities, such as coastal golf courses, boat rides and hotels, currently require or are likely to need protection in the future. The same applies to tourism infrastructure, both in mountain areas (due to the low reliability of snow) and coastal areas as well as inland. 

Urban areas are also especially affected, since heat stress and poor urban air quality may negatively influence the attractiveness of many locations. Apart from these elements, changes in seawater and sea-surface temperatures, coupled with ocean acidity, are leading to changes in ecosystems, posing a risk for coastal tourism, leisure and related businesses.

The above state of affairs, combined with the fact that climate change and changing weather patterns are already affecting tourist flows and behaviour, illustrate the need for in-depth discussions on the impacts of climate change to the tourism sector.

But despite the pressing need to specifically discuss approaches, planning tools and concrete measures to consider and address the challenges that climate change poses to the tourism industry, there is a paucity of events specifically looking at these aspects. Based on the perceived need to look at these issues, the World Symposium on Climate Change and Tourism is being organized by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) in cooperation with a set of partner organisations.

The event will focus on the impacts of climate change to the tourism industry and will discuss possible responses in order to reduce its vulnerability.

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Letzte Änderung: 06.12.17

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13th - 15th February 2019: World Symposium on Climate Change and Tourism, Bariloche, Argentina

Contact:

Dr. Jelena Barbir
International Climate Change Information Programme
jelena(@)barbir.com.es

Call for Papers