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Special Features
Tourism and Climate Change

Tourism and
Climate Change

Tourism and Disasters
Pro-Poor Tourism
Our understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change has improved over the last two decades, and our response to it has consequently become more integrated.

Much of the areas most seriously affected by climate change are also those that form the critical assets for the tourism sector - mountains and rivers and coasts and oceans.

But the tourism - as a high consumption sector - also contributes to climate change, through travel, accommodation, food consumption or waste generation.

How does te tourism sector affect and be affected by climate change processes? What is the current state of the art? What can we do?

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The Gateway's "Special Features" focus on the interlinkages between the tourism sector and some of the sustainablity 'hotspots' we are grappling with today - for example, climate change, disaster mitigation or poverty

Have you something interesting to share? Or written something related to the topic? Then share with a wider audience on the Gateway!

GDRC also welcomes offers to create Special Features on new sustainable tourism issues.

Questions, comments and suggestions on addition of resources are welcome! Please send an email to Dr. Hari Srinivas at

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