Tourism in the Green Economy

Maharaj Vijay Reddy (Editor), Keith Wilkes (Editor)

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The concept of the green economy has now entered mainstream policy debates and been endorsed by a range of United Nations and other organizations. The Rio+20 UN conference specifically drew attention to the green economy approach in the context of sustainable development to move away from business-as-usual practices, act to end poverty, address environmental destruction and build a bridge to the sustainable future. It is increasingly recognized that the tourism sector can make a major contribution to the green economy through more sustainable practices, climate change mitigation and ecotourism. The role of tourism sector will continue to be crucial in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda too. However, there are ambiguities about how tourism and allied industries can maximize their contribution to human well-being and ensure environmentally sustainability, embracing issues of political economy, geography and business ethics.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages388
ISBN (Electronic)9781315885681
ISBN (Print)9780415709217, 9781138095632
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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