Dr Harold Goodwin has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry. He is a Professor Emeritus and  Responsible Tourism Director at the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership and adviser to the World Travel Market on its Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London, which attracts 4000 participants each year, and WTM Africa and Latin America and Arabian Travel Market. He chairs the panels of judges for the World Responsible Tourism Awards and the other Awards in the family, Africa, India and Latin America. Harold founded the ICRTD series of International Conferences on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in 2002, he co-chairs the conferences with the local host organisation. He is also Founder Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism which he founded in 2002 and which promotes the principles of the Cape Town Declaration.

4 January 2023

Is metaverse Tuvalu’s future?

Europe has experienced heatwaves and drought, storms and flooding, and in low-lying coastal areas, there are emerging plans for managed retreat and limited but very expensive […]
3 January 2023

Europe registers warmest winter on record

On January 1st, Switzerland recorded its highest-ever January temperature north of the Alps. The mercury hit 20.9 degrees Celsius (69.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the town of […]
30 December 2022

India’s green hydrogen industry to receive $2.2 billion incentive

India’s green hydrogen industry will receive $2.2 billion incentive in order to reduce production costs by 1/5 over the next 5 years. 1. Increase scale of […]
28 December 2022

These ‘floating garbage bins’ are mitigating ocean pollution by capturing tons of marine litter

Plastic pollution is among the most pressing environmental issues given the rapid increase of disposable plastic products over the past decade. Every year, about 8 million […]
27 December 2022

Canberra invests in circular economy to achieve sustainability

Recycling and reusing are at the center of Canberra’s actions to strengthen the city’s circular economy. 1. Circular economy strategy In a recently launched draft strategy […]
27 December 2022

Despite COP15 nature positive matters

I, for one, was very disappointed by the outcome of COP15. It was all too similar to the results of COP27. Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible […]
26 December 2022

What if every building’s window could generate electricity?

Windows with a transparent solar coating over them could soon revolutionize energy efficiency and power generation in cities across the world. According to the World Economic […]
22 December 2022

3 environmental actions that can offer hope in 2022

With year’s end around the corner many are wondering what 2023 will look like in terms of disasters caused by global warming. Deforestation continues, floods and […]
20 December 2022

Debt & Climate Change: Our children’s inheritance

Critics of government spending argue that when one generation pays for current expenditure on health, welfare and education by borrowing, we are shifting the cost to […]
20 December 2022

EU increases carbon reduction target by 62% in order to tackle climate change

After hours of discussions, lawmakers in the European Parliament and the Council have agreed, on December 17, to step up the carbon reduction target, under the […]
19 December 2022

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Hungary and Romania sign Black Sea Energy submarine cable deal

On Saturday, 17 December, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met with leaders from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Hungary and Romania for the signing of a Black […]
15 December 2022

EU approves €1.8bn to increase charging stations for EVs in Germany

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €1.8 billion German scheme to support the roll out of high power charging  stations for […]
15 December 2022

EU agrees on carbon border tax to curb polluting imports

EU legislators reached an agreement to tax carbon under the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which will apply to imports across several sectors, forcing polluters to […]
14 December 2022

EU agrees on law to make car batteries cleaner

A new law passed by the European Union is bound to make car batteries more sustainable throughout their entire lifecycle. Manufacturers will need to show that […]
13 December 2022

UK backs return to coal despite climate concerns

After more than three years of debate, Communities Minister Michael Gove approved the first new UK coal mine in 30 years, despite climate concerns voiced by […]
12 December 2022

Orsted and Skovgaard plan large-scale renewable hydrogen project in Denmark

The Danish energy company is confident that the project will find green solutions at scale to fight climate change and to secure regional energy independence. 1. […]