Fifth INSTO Insights Webinar: Measurement in the Area of Energy Management
Thursday 18 May 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm CEST | Zoom Session
The link between energy usage and tourism is significant, as the sector is dependent on both transport-related activities such as travel to, from and at the destination, and destination-related aspects such as accommodation, food services and tourist activities. Efforts to reduce its consumption can be beneficial for the sector through cost savings, and environmentally beneficial for the destination as a whole by reducing consumption of natural resources and lowering associated greenhouse gas emissions.
However, measuring energy consumption in the tourism sector remains difficult and complex. This is partly because it is difficult to capture tourism´s indirect energy use through the construction of hotels, airports, cars and roads, as well as energy use in associated sectors, such as tour operators. Existing indicators focus on consumption, the use of alternative sources and the introduction of energy efficiency and saving programs.
This fifth INSTO Insights webinar will discuss the experiences of selected experts and INSTO Members on measuring energy management at the destination level. Energy management is one of the 11 key issue areas INSTO Members have to monitor and manage. Experiences will be shared on used indicators and various methodologies in this regard. The implications of these monitoring efforts in terms of informing policies and strategies will also be discussed.
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