Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Changing Climate

Photo What’s the story about climate change? What about ‘story’ — what have we missed in not making it more relevant? In April we look behind the headlines and suss out what’s happening around the world regarding our changing climate. The Planeta.com view: human contribution is climate change is real and we have to find ways toward clean …

Cultures Under Water

Archives of the livestreaming videos from Tempe, Arizona – Cultures Under Water – climate impacts on tribal cultural heritage Key Links https://law.asu.edu/content/cultures-under-water-climate-impacts-tribal-cultural-heritage Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous people are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects because they are often inextricably tied to their land. …

Tourism Trends 11.2017 Suzanne Becken

Kudos to Suzanne Becken for recording this video, a greeting for the World Travel Market, a snapshot of tourism trends in 2017. YouTube Twitter https://twitter.com/SusanneBecken Tweets by SusanneBecken Key Links Lecture by Professor Susanne Becken, Griffith University, Australia at the WTM 2017 in London(link is external) Interview with Faith Taylor at the World Travel & …

Climate #COP23

Hashtags Circle the dates on the calendar. The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference takes place November 6-17 at the WorldConference Centre in Bonn, Germany The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, is hosted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and presided over by Fiji. The UNFCCC secretariat and the Government …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future climate …

Adapting to Climate Change

Recommended Reading: Adapting to climate change: guidance for protected area managers and planners Author(s): Gross, John E. Watson, James E.M. Welling, Leigh A. Woodley, Stephen Abstract: The world’s climate is changing rapidly and protected areas are an increasingly important component of national and international climate change adaptation strategies. These guidelines articulate essential elements for adaptation planning and implementation, and …

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

To be honest, we rarely talk about this connection: Indigenous peoples and climate change. UN CC:Learn – http://www.uncclearn.org – has released a new document that explores this topic. Indigenous peoples and climate change From victims to change agents through decent work has been published by the International Labour Office in Geneva. Key Links Download available in English …

Tracking local government leadership on climate change

New publication: Local Leadership: Tracking local government progress on climate change by Petra Stock, Martin Rice, Lesley Hughes, Will Steffen, Alix Pearce, Karen Hussey and Tim Flannery This report introduces Australia’s Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient …

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …