Climate Change

Connecting Global Climate Action
This report outlines tourism’s contribution to climate change and the progress made in the past ten years

Guide for Sustainable Tourism Best Practices
This Rainforest Alliance guide offers practical tools, frameworks and best practices for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Published by leading experts in the field, the guide was produced by the UN.

UNWTO publication on Climate Change
Continuing on from the Davos convention on climate change and tourism, this publication outlines tourism’s impacts and explains how tourism is responsible for contributing approximately 5% of GHG emissions. The Report “Climate Change and Tourism – Responding to Global Challenges” was commissioned by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The document provides a synthesis of the state of knowledge about current and likely future impacts of climate change on tourism destinations around the world, possible implications and trends in GHG emissions from the tourism sector.

Geo Report – UNEP
‘The GEO Year Book 2006 is a survey of the changing global environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme, in collaboration with many world experts in environmental research and action. The Year Book includes global and regional overviews. It highlights the linkages between environmental well-being, vulnerability and poverty; records recent findings on the value of ecosystem services; and describes new research findings on polar and ocean changes that may prove a turning point in the urgency of our awareness and response to global change’.