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Megan Epler Wood will be giving the inaugural speech on her new book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet, on Wednesday, November 30th at 6pm at the historic Harvard Museum of Natural History. This public lecture is part of an annual series which explores the beauty and marvels of our planet with expert investigations on the natural world, scientific innovation, and human cultural history.


 


Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet will be released in January 2017 and is available for pre-order. Institutions can contact EplerWood International to offer this book for 20% off to members and for rights to undertake foreign translations.

More expert reviews are in!   From Dr. Mark B. Milstein, Director, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet is both comprehensive and provocative. A must-read for anyone interested in the present and future state of travel and tourism in the face of global climate change, poverty, and ecosystem degradation. Grounded in decades of leadership and experience, Epler Wood methodically presents the comprehensive social, environmental, and financial impacts of what has become one of the most important economic engines of the global economy and introduces new business models and approaches to move us beyond overconsumption of limited tourism assets .
For more reviews click here.
The Huffington Post has published the first of two blogs in a new series which provides updates on the book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet, with timely reports on science based monitoring of tourism, field based mechanisms to manage tourism growth, behavioral changes we may all have to consider, and innovative solutions to finance the transition to a lower carbon tourism economy. Follow the series on the Huffington Post website and on Twitter.
The Decision in Montreal -
Can Tourism be Sustainable?
 
The 39th International Civil Aviation Organization will begin meeting in Montreal today to make the most significant decision on curbing climate change since the Paris agreement in 2015. Read more
Why Don't We Ever Discuss
The Carbon Impacts of Flying?

Flights over 1000 miles long are responsible for over 80 percent of the greenhouse gas impacts of air travel. While environmentally aware individuals worldwide agree that climate change is a proven challenge for our planet, few have changed their travel behaviors. Read more.
Carbon Reporting Framework for Sustainable Tourism

A Carbon Reporting Framework for Sustainable Tourism to deliver one of the first comprehensive indicator systems to measure the cumulative impacts of tourism is being developed by the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard.

Harvard Research Associate Sofia Fotiadou is evaluating systems for collecting data using existing metrics together with science based technical support. Two research associates studying at the Sustainability program at Harvard Extension School will contribute to the project: Rania Nada of Cairo, Egypt and Kathleen Ahamed-Broadhurst of the U.S.
Epler Wood to Speak at COP 22 in Morocco

On November 11th, Megan Epler Wood will speak at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco in the first sustainable tourism forum to explore how tourism can meet the goals set out by the Paris climate accord. Her speech  "Carbon Management for Tourism Destinations: Policies and Investment Strategies for Local Authorities," unveils the results of the Carbon Reporting Framework research at Harvard and the effort to introduce an innovative new science based system for tourism destinations to manage their growing carbon footprint and attract investment to transition to a lower carbon economy.
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