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Green Innovations in Tourism - International - February 2011

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview

          • Tourism and environmental responsibility
            • Negative impacts of deforestation
              • Wide-reaching effects: climate change
                • Wide-reaching effects: flooding
                  • Local effects: flooding, erosion and landslides
                    • Water catchment services
                      • Sedimentation and other negative effects
                        • Sustainability – a dynamic paradigm
                          • DEFRA’s key sustainable development action areas
                            • Environmental conservation – first among equals
                              • Biodiversity – the base resource of economics
                                • Drivers of biodiversity loss
                                  • Land-use change
                                    • Over-exploitation and pollution
                                      • Proliferation of invasive and introduced species
                                        • Climate change
                                          • The tourism-environment relationship
                                            • Environmental protection and marine tourism
                                              • Conservation of the environment and heritage tourism
                                                • Industry insight: Nick Stewart, sustainable tourism officer, Brecon Beacons National Park
                                                  • Industry insight: Fiona Walker, chairperson, Llandovery & District Chamber of Commerce
                                                    • Community-based tourism and environmental dependence
                                                      • Figure 1: Motivation, activities and source for Thai domestic tourists, selected destinations, north-east Thailand, 2009
                                                  • Global Environmental Challenges and Tourism

                                                      • Climate change and its global impact
                                                        • The projected global risks of climate change
                                                          • Tourism and carbon emissions
                                                            • World meetings
                                                              • 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
                                                                • 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
                                                                  • World Green Tourism
                                                                    • Fourth annual UNWTO Ministers’ Summit at the World Travel Market
                                                                      • Carbon trading
                                                                        • How carbon trading works
                                                                          • Expansion of carbon-trading markets
                                                                            • The effectiveness of the carbon-trading system: the UK
                                                                              • Figure 2: Total UK greenhouse gas sectoral emissions, 1997-2009
                                                                              • Figure 3: Total UK emissions of all GHGs and CO2, by source and end-user, by sectoral category, 2007-08
                                                                            • Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation
                                                                              • Incorporating the economic value of ecosystems into national GDPs
                                                                              • Green Tourism Technology, Techniques and Practices

                                                                                  • Legislation and policy
                                                                                    • Tourism master plans
                                                                                      • The UK Climate Change Act 2008
                                                                                        • The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
                                                                                          • Carbon-emission management in tourism destinations
                                                                                            • The UK’s south-west
                                                                                              • Resource, Energy and Analysis Program for Tourism
                                                                                                • Figure 4: CO2e emissions from staying and day visitors to counties in the South West Tourism region, 2006*
                                                                                              • Green accreditation, certification and grading
                                                                                                • The Green Tourism Business Scheme
                                                                                                  • Monitoring and auditing
                                                                                                    • Procurement and supply chains
                                                                                                      • Local sourcing
                                                                                                        • Action Sustainability
                                                                                                          • Accommodation provision and built tourism resources
                                                                                                            • Green staff
                                                                                                              • Combined heat and power systems
                                                                                                                • Green operation of a heritage hotel: The Savoy, London
                                                                                                                  • The QHotels group
                                                                                                                    • Industry insight: Debbie Milburn, director of marketing services, QHotels
                                                                                                                      • Planes, trains and automobiles – and fuel
                                                                                                                        • Aviation
                                                                                                                          • Fuel- and carbon-efficient aircraft
                                                                                                                            • Trains
                                                                                                                              • Figure 5: Comparative CO2 emissions by mode of transport, Europe, 2008
                                                                                                                            • Deutsche Bahn AG
                                                                                                                              • Figure 6: Deutsche Bahn AG key rail passenger transport performance data, 2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 7: Deutsche Bahn AG rail transport CO2 emissions, 1993-2008
                                                                                                                              • Figure 8: Absolute CO2 emissions of Deutsche Bahn passenger rail transport, 2008-09
                                                                                                                            • Alternative-fuel-powered road transport
                                                                                                                              • Enterprise Holdings car rental group
                                                                                                                                • Alternative fuels
                                                                                                                                  • Source crops for biofuels
                                                                                                                                    • The UK Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation
                                                                                                                                      • Airports, coach and bus stations, cruise and ferry terminals, and train stations
                                                                                                                                        • Tour operators
                                                                                                                                          • Packaged train tourism
                                                                                                                                          • What Next?

                                                                                                                                            • The accession of globalism in sustainability practice
                                                                                                                                              • Alternatively powered vehicles
                                                                                                                                                • Application of economic values to ecological services
                                                                                                                                                  • Extending sustainability’s reach
                                                                                                                                                    • Flying and tourism

                                                                                                                                                    Green Innovations in Tourism - International - February 2011

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