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UNWTO Launches Two Publications on Climate Change and Tourism

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5 June

2008: The UN World

Tourism Organization (UNWTO) launched two publications on World Environment

Day, 5 June 2008. The first, produced in collaboration with the UN Environment

Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), as well as

the University of Oxford's Centre for the Environment, focuses on “Climate

Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector: Frameworks, Tools and

Practices.” 

This publication covers issues including the contribution of

tourism to climate change, the financing of adaptation, and mitigation

opportunities in the airline industry. The second report, entitled “Climate

Change and Tourism: Responding to Global Challenges,” was commissioned by

UNWTO, UNEP and WMO in preparation for the second International Conference on

Climate Change and Tourism, which took place in Davos, Switzerland, from 1-3

October 2007. It includes the Davos Declaration on Climate Change and Tourism,

as well as discussions of: the implications of climate change for tourism

demand patterns; emissions from global climate tourism; and mitigation

policies. ["Climate

Change and Tourism - Responding to Global Challenges"] [“Climate

Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector”