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Final Call for Abstracts - Book Title: “Tourism in the Green Economy”‏

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  • Vijay Reddy
    *Apologies for cross-postings* Dear colleagues, Final Call for Abstracts - Book Title: “Tourism in the Green Economy” Editors: Dr Vijay Reddy and Dr Keith
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2012

      *Apologies for cross-postings*

      Dear colleagues,

      Final Call for Abstracts - Book Title: “Tourism in the Green Economy”

      Editors: Dr Vijay Reddy and Dr Keith Wilkes, Bournemouth University UK

      For the last few years, international organisations such as the UNWTO and UNEP have been advocating that the green economy approach has the potential to achieve low-carbon socially inclusive sustainable growth and to meet the combined carbon mitigation scenarios of the tourism sector (i.e. 68% reduction when compared to ‘business-as-usual’ level). The concept surrounding the green economy approach is not new and the topic is very much gaining attention with a concern than more efforts are needed for the green economy transition. The final document ‘The Future We Want’ of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development stated that “well-designed and managed tourism can make a significant contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development, has close linkages to other sectors, and can create decent jobs and generate trade opportunities”. Therefore it is extremely important to identify methods and pursue appropriate strategies that will reduce the huddles facing the carbon reduction targets of the tourism sector and to work in future for the transition. Our international conference quite successfully organised at the Bournemouth University in September (www.bournemouth.ac.uk/climatechange2012 ) also stressed the joint co-operation of researchers, policy makers, national and local authorities in this area.

      The aim of this book (2013) is to provide the first comprehensive set of tourism debates, early responses, on-going and up-coming research initiatives that will enable tourism’s transition to a green economy. ‘Earthscan with Routledge’ is interested in publishing this book. The editors invite abstracts from contributors around the world, under categories: a) understanding the Green Economy concept and the role of tourism, b) responses and initiatives in greening tourism, and c) emerging techniques and research implications. We have slightly extended the deadline for submission of abstracts and full papers.

      Submission of abstracts (150 words):            30 November 2012

      Submission of full chapters (6000 words):     31 March 2013

      We would be happy to discuss your early thoughts and we look forward to receiving abstracts representing travel, tourism, events and hospitality fields, conceptual debates and initiatives for/from destinations including cities, national parks, regions, states and SIDS that rely on tourism. If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.


      Thank you for your interest.

      With kind regards,
      Vijay Reddy (mvreddy@...) & Keith Wilkes (kwilkes@...)



      Dr. Maharaj Vijay Reddy.R,
      BA, MTA, PhD (Exon), FRGS,
      Senior Lecturer,
      School of Tourism,
      Bournemouth University,
      Talbot Campus, Poole. BH12 5BB.
      Dorset. United Kingdom.

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      New book on: Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability (Sep 2012): http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781849714228/

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