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New Book: Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet, Environmental, Business and Policy Solutions

A comprehensive new book on sustainable tourism management, by Megan Epler Wood, will be released in January 2017.

Megan Epler Wood will be giving her inaugural speech on her new book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet, on Wednesday, November 30th at 6pm at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. This is a public lecture and all are welcome.

This book is being timed for release to help guide the Post-Paris COP 21 dialogue on measuring tourism impacts and the upcoming International Year of Sustainable Tourism and International Development. It will be published by Earthscan Press, Routledge for availability worldwide in paperback, hard cover, and ebook form. Read more...

Featured Projects

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.

EWI with support of Harvard Research Associate Sofia Fotiadou is evaluating systems for collecting data using existing metrics together with science based technical support. Two research associates studying at the Sustainability program at Harvard Extension School will contribute to the project; Rania Nada of Cairo, Egypt and Kathleen Ahamed-Broadhurst of the U.S.

On November 11th, Megan Epler Wood will speak at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco on the Carbon Reporting Framework at the International Sustainable Tourism Symposium titled "Advancing Sustainable Tourism in Climate Change." Her speech is titled,"Carbon Management for Tourism Destinations: Policies and Investment Strategies for Local Authorities."

Megan Epler Wood has launched a new blog on the Huffington Post website, which will present information from her new book.