GEOG 3490 Unit 11.docx

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refer to a wide variety of services, schemes, and projects, the actual impacts cary widely - efficiency and credibility has been questioned - potential for negative social impacts for people who live near and with these offsetting projects - should wealthy tourists from the first world continue to travel as much as they’d like, while poor residents of third world forgo resource use or bear the social impacts and costs of offsetting projects? (climate jus- tice) - degrowth: idea is not to eliminate tourism, but to halt its exponential growth rate. Emphasis is on maintaining a steady state, with a focus on more sustainable practices and better quality tourism, not higher quantity of tourists. This may include strategies like: - fewer trips per person - more climate-friendly tips
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- individual limits on carbon emissions associated with tourism - WFF urges travellers to choose a destination closer to home and/or one you can reach by transport other than plane - growth: both past and projected tourism statistics show exponential growth in number of tourists. It is unlikely that substantial numbers of tourists will voluntarily travel less - energy use: tourists are travelling more frequently and to more distant lo- cations, in more luxurious accommodations— energy consumption per trip is increasing - inequity: why should the newly emerging middle class in developing coun-
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