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Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet Released in Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Technology and the growing global middle class are driving a travel revolution which is causing escalating impacts on fragile ecosystems, human health, and social systems. Unreported data on the worldwide biophysical impacts of tourism uncovered in the new book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet, indicate that valuable destinations are on the verge of being irreparably harmed. Read more...

                                         Far-reaching recommendations are made for global institutions to lower tourism's rapidly escalating carbon impacts and protect the health and well-being of local populations, ecosystems, cultures, and monuments worldwide. Click here to obtain the book. 

The new website for the book captures reviews, events, the blog in the Huffington Post and more!

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EWI is developing a Carbon Reporting Framework for Sustainable Tourism to deliver one of the first comprehensive indicator systems to measure the cumulative impacts of tourism in collaboration with the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard.

On November 11th, Megan Epler Wood spoke at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco at the historic first ever tourism session held to discuss how to measure tourism impacts as part of the renowned Paris Climate Agreement. She delivered an address on Carbon Management for Tourism Destinations. Her presentation and blogs on the event are found here