Towards Net-Zero Emissions in the Global Tourism Industry

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 (2023) Towards Net-Zero Emissions in the Global Tourism Industry. Athens Journal of Tourism, 10 (2). pp. 125-136. doi:10.30958/ajt/v10i2

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Tourism is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, and while the tourist industry is seen to have an important role to play in addressing netzero emissions, this role has received limited attention in the academic tourism literature. This paper looks to contribute to filling that gap by exploring how the tourism industry is addressing the challenge of net-zero emissions. The paper employs a qualitative evidence synthesis approach, which reveals that many tourism companies are looking to address the transition to net-zero emissions, and provides an outline of how some of the major players within the tourism industry are approaching this transition. By way of a reflective conclusion, the author raises four wider sets of issues, relating to the concept of net-zero emissions, the role of natural capital solutions and offsetting, technological solutions, and the relationship between the net-zero transition, growth, and sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; net-zero emissions; greenhouse gases; carbon; tourism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G154.9 Travel and State. Tourism
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2023 11:51
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2023 10:45

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