Technical INSTO Webinar on Energy Management

Technical INSTO Webinar on Energy Management

Thursday, 26 May 2022 12:00 PM (NOON) CEST

The tourism sector is an energy intensive sector, especially due to transport-related activities, such as travel to, from and at the destination, and destination-related aspects, such as accommodation, food and tourist activities. While the expansion of tourism often is linked to an increase of fossil energy consumption and triggers greenhouse gas emissions, investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in tourism are found to generate significant returns within a short period of time.

However, measuring energy consumption in the tourism sector remains difficult and complex due to a variety of reasons, among them challenges in capturing tourism´s indirect energy use from the construction of hotels, airports, cars and roads, as well as energy use in associated sectors, such as tour operators and their offices or travel to work by those employed in tourism. Existing indicators focus on consumption, the use of alternative sources and the introduction of energy efficiency and saving programs.

This ninth technical INSTO webinar will discuss experiences and lessons learned by selected experts and Members of the UNWTO International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) in the field of measuring and monitoring energy management. The webinar stems directly from the 11 mandatory key issue areas for INSTO members.

Duration: 70 minutes


Ms. Cordula Wohlmuther, Coordinator, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO


International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Mr. Adrian Whiteman, Consultant-Energy Statistics of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre (KPFC)


Sustainable Tourism Observatory of South Tyrol (STOST), Italy
Prof. Dr. Anna Scuttari, Project Manager, Senior Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research

Sustainable Tourism Observatory of Malaga, Spain
Mr. Alfonso Palacios, Industrial Engineer and Project Manager, Department for Urban Innovation and Digitalisation, Malaga City Council

Yukon Sustainable Tourism Observatory, Canada
Ms. Lisa Christensen, Sustainable Tourism Research Analyst, Department of Tourism and Culture, Tourism Branch, Government of Yukon

Registration is closed

INSTO Energy Management

*Only for INSTO Members, those in the process of becoming members and destinations with clear interest in establishing an observatory.

Organized by the Sustainable Development of Tourism Department of the UNWTO, the event* will be held in English and is free of charges.

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