University of Oulu and University of Deusto start a collaboration to explore the main challenges of climate change for tourism in post-industrial cities

A joint research collaboration between the University of Deusto's "Leisure, Culture and Tourism for Social Transformation" group and the Tourism Geographies group at the University of Oulu starts to investigate the main climate change challenges for tourism in post-industrial cities. This collaboration includes researchers from the FRONT research programme.

The collaboration between University of Oulu and University of Deusto is funded by the UNIC4ER Seed Fund and aims to contribute to the sustainable development of tourism in line with the EU and UNWTO's goals of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and reducing emissions by 55% by 2030.

The research will focus on developing a shared theoretical framework and a common methodology for measuring tourism's carbon footprint and exploring innovative practices for reducing its environmental impact. The collaboration will also enhance the understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of tourism in post-industrial cities facing climate change.

The green transition is a primary focus for governments and international institutions. The carbon footprint is an essential aspect of the path towards increasing the industry's resilience. Assessing the carbon footprint is crucial, and tourism actors must respond immediately to decarbonization as tourism is highly exposed to the effects of climate change.

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Last updated: 24.5.2024