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Climate Change Series (Part Two) - Public Lecture Three


Thu 6 Aug 2009, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: University of Canterbury, Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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Tourism and Climate Change
Presented by Michael Hall

Tourism and particularly long-haul international tourism is increasingly criticised for its contribution to climate and environmental change, yet at the same time it is seen as an important source of economic development for peripheral areas and helps provide an economic justification for conservation measures.

This lecture examines some of the paradoxes and issues that arise from the tourism and climate change relationship and will discuss their relevance to a number of destinations as well as to an understanding of how tourism fits with the desire to consume sustainably. The lecture also looks at future prospects for tourism in light of climate change forecasts and how, and if, the tourism industry and destinations can respond, including the key question of will climate change kill Santa Claus?

Michael Hall (Management) completed his PhD on World Heritage and Wilderness in 1990 and has been Professor of Management at the University of Canterbury since 2007. With a background in both the social and environmental sciences he is also a Visiting Professor at the Sheffield Business School (UK), the Baltic Business School (Sweden) and a Docent in Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland. Previously Chairperson of the International Geographical Union Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change he is involved in several tourism and environmental change projects in the Nordic countries and the EU as well as international projects on sustainable mobility and sustainable foodsheds.

This lecture is part of a series of lectures being offered by Community Education at the University of Canterbury called "The Climate Change Series: Science Solutions and Consequences (Part Two)".

The topics covered in this lecture series are wide ranging and take an interdisciplinary approach to issues about Climate Change.

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