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Unep Briefing Paper: Tourism's global resourse use

  • Published on March 14, 2016
There is clear evidence that tourism's globalresource consumption is growing rapidly,despite efficiency gains and the introduction of new and more efficient technologies. It is estimated that tourism's global resource use, including energy, water, land and food will at least double over the coming four decades. However, analysis as presented in this paper also suggests that it is possible to vastly improve resource efficiencies at negative cost through management measures and new technology, improving profit margins. Tourism stakeholders need to realize this, while policy makers need to establish legislation moving the sector in the direction of growing efficiencies and declining overall resource use.

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