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.
PRESENTATION BY INSTO MEMBER
Sustainable Tourism Observatory of Malaga, Spain
The Yukon Sustainable Tourism Observatory, Canada
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Organized by the Sustainable Development of Tourism Department of the UNWTO.