Climate Change and Tourism

Climate Change and Tourism

Research and Case Studies

Nature Tour Operators’ Attitudes and Actions Concerning Travel Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Nature Tour Operators’ Attitudes and Actions Concerning Travel Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Based on website analysis and a survey of tour operators who belong to TIES, Sustainable Tourism International and/or the Adventure Travel Trade Association, this study examines tour operators' attitudes and actions around travel-related greenhouse gas emissions.


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Transportation Guidelines

Sustainable Transportation Guidelines for Nature-Based Tour Operators


The draft guidelines resulted from the 6-month research project undertaken by TIES, in collaboration with the University of Eberswalde (Germany) and the Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development at Stanford University, as part of a broader TIES advocacy campaign on climate change.


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Tourism in the Polar Region

Tourism in the Polar Regions: The Sustainability Challenge

Produced by TIES and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), this publication describes the key features of tourism's multiple roles in the Polar regions, and proposes an agenda for sustainable tourism development to conserve the unique wilderness areas.


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