The International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) of the Bournemouth University organises the conference “Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability” which will be celebrated at the School of Tourism of Bournemouth University (UK) from the 13th to the 14th of September 2012. The aim is to debate the broader conceptual ideas and contested relationships between climate change, sustainability and tourism as well as to examine worldwide responses and exchange cutting-edge research.
This conference will feature keynotes from high-level policy makers from international agencies including UNWTO, UNESCO, UNEP, European Commission, leading research institutions, and private sector, providing an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange knowledge and share experiences. Furthermore, the organiser announced that some of the leading publishers will be present during the conference to meet with delegates and discuss future publishing opportunities.
Based on the extended abstracts submitted, participants will be invited to make presentations in break-out sessions on conceptual issues related to climate change; responses and initiatives of regional, national and international agencies; and emerging techniques and research implications.
Themes for abstracts provided by the organisers are: advancements in sustainable tourism; climate change and sustainability – common ground; green economy; ecosystem services; indicators and planning; small island developing states; sea-level rise; natural disasters; protected areas and heritage conservation; road transport and aviation; hospitality and green issues; greenhouse gases; climate change adaptation; climate change mitigation; emerging techniques; and future research implications.
This tourism conference is expected to be crucial for researchers interested in Green Economy and Sustainability aspects as it follows the Rio+20 UN Summit.