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This chapter provides basic information on how to account for tourism greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a country or destination level. Accounting for GHG emissions allows for targeted mitigation initiatives and effective policy development in the tourism sector. Details of the two approaches for...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; Hay, J. E.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and climate change: risks and opportunities, 2007, pp 144-172
Abstract

It is now accepted that tourism is a significant contributor to global climate change, especially through air travel's high greenhouse gas emissions. This paper analyses the dilemmas facing tourism planning in many small island developing states and presents a model approach toward overcoming those ...

Author(s)
Gössling, S.; Schumacher, K. P.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2010, 18, 3, pp 377-391
Abstract

Despite growing awareness of environmental issues related to tourism, the interface of tourism and energy use or climate change remains unexplored. However, tourism demands energy at various functions ranging from travel to catering, and the management of tourist attractions. Since a tourist's ...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; Simmons, D. G.; Frampton, C.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2003, 24, 3, pp 267-277
Abstract

Unsustainable consumption of energy and water by tourist accommodation will escalate if incremental global tourism growth and business-as-usual approaches continue. Guests use more than half of the energy and water at accommodation facilities and so have a partnership role to play in saving...

Author(s)
Warren, C.; Becken, S.; Coghlan, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 7, pp 935-954
Abstract

Tourism is a major global industry and air travel is an increasingly vital component of international tourism. This paper examines the neglected relationship between tourism and aviation with regard to global environmental impacts, including energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Based on visitor ...

Author(s)
Becken, S.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2002, 10, 2, pp 114-131
Abstract

This study analyses tourist attractions and activities in New Zealand with the purpose to understanding the energy use of different categories, sub-categories, and operator types. The results of a survey conducted in June-September 2000 across a wide range of tourism businesses (N=107) show that ...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; Simmons, D. G.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2002, 23, 4, pp 343-354
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Cover for The cost of getting there: impacts of travel to ecotourism destinations.

This chapter discusses energy use and carbon dioxide emissions associated with ecotourism. To date, most research has focused on the visible and direct effects of ecotourism activities, however, the analysis presented here suggests that far greater attention needs to be paid to the invisible...

Author(s)
Simmons, D. G.; Becken, S.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998100)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Tourism in island states is vulnerable to climate change because it may result in detrimental changes in relation to extreme events, sea level rise, transport and communication interruption. This study analyses adaptation to climate change by tourist resorts in Fiji, as well as their potential to...

Author(s)
Becken, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Environmental Change, 2005, 15, 4, pp 381-393
Abstract

Most tourism-related activities require energy directly in the form of fossil fuels or indirectly in the form of electricity often generated from petroleum, coal or gas. This consumption leads to the emission of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide. Tourism is not a traditional sector in the...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; Patterson, M.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2006, 14, 4, pp 323-338
Abstract

The water-energy nexus is critical to solving multiple resource challenges simultaneously, but has rarely been considered in tourism, despite evidence that tourism can be both energy and water intensive. A database of 876 environmentally certified hotels globally was used to explore the resource...

Author(s)
Becken, S.; McLennan, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 144, pp 415-425

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