13 October 2008 at 3:31 am #7150
Just to Forum for the Future website, to look for report on scenarios for near future w global warming (mostly, not very pleasant!!)
Found they’ve lately done report on sustainable tourism:Quote:Paradise Found demonstrates how investment in five key areas – the environment, people, community, infrastructure and finance – can enhance profitability and highlights best practice. It serves as a guide for tour operators, developers, hoteliers and other tourism providers involved in building new resorts or refurbishing existing buildings.
Whilst the report finds that there is no one tourism development that is yet truly sustainable, there are resorts that are leading the way in certain aspects of sustainability.
Six Senses’ Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives is one of a growing number of destinations which are already reaping the benefits of incorporating carbon management into their business. Since starting to manage its energy use in 2006 it has halved its carbon footprint. It plans to go carbon neutral by 2010, offsetting emissions from guest flights, resort travel and operations by building wind turbines in India which are expected to generate more than £1 million of carbon credits over 20 years.
– yet to read report, but there’s info, link to more on sust tourism, and can download report (pdf):
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