Charles A. Barker
Hospitality Support & Consultancy Services
Hospitality & Tourism Sustainable Development - HSCS
Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability: Implications for
the development of Tourism
and Hospitality in a fast
An authoritative talk and
presentation by Charles Barker
Although there is a relationship between climate change and environmental sustainability, they are essentially different issues. In my talk, I discuss each issue separately and then consider the implications for the development of tourism and hospitality in our rapidly changing world.
Questions that will be addressed include:
Is global action to address climate change much too little and much too late?
Should we just sit back and accept environmental degradation as our civilisations’ new normal?
What steps can be taken for mitigation and adaptation to climate change?
What new ways must we adopt to change our environment for a better and more sustainable future?
What actions do we need to take today to ensure our very survival?
Are nations doing enough to tackle these overwhelming challenges?