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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.

18 January 2022

Plastics, greenhouse gases and procrastination

The Environment Investigation Agency (EIA) has reported a “dire emergency” a “deadly ticking clock” as I write this. Before you hasten to dismiss the hyperbole, consider […]
11 January 2022

Bude’s response to Climate Change – are there other examples of coastal communities?

Bude is in north Cornwall on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on the sharp edge of climate change. With storms coming out of the Atlantic. […]
6 January 2022

Sweden, Norway and Denmark lead the transition path to sustainable energy

Sweden, Norway and Denmark have topped the World Economic Forum’s latest Energy Transition Index (ETI). Over the past decade, 92 countries have made progress in their […]
5 January 2022

European Commission clears nuclear energy and natural gas for green investments amid criticism

After months of speculation, the European Commission recognised nuclear energy and natural gas as eligible for green investments. Such a decision triggered wide criticism from environmental […]
4 January 2022

What does Covid teach us about Climate Change?

As we enter the second year of what Biden has characterised as humanity’s critical decade, we need to reflect on our progress tackling the three major […]
3 January 2022

New York lays out $20 billion plan to adapt to climate change

New York plans to protect itself behind a gigantic anti-flood wall to try to avoid the effects of disasters seen in the past ten years. To […]
27 December 2021

Belgium confirms the shutdown of its seven nuclear reactors by 2025

On Thursday December 23rd, the Belgian government reached an agreement on the nuclear future of the country. The seven parties in the governing coalition in Brussels […]
16 December 2021

UN confirms new Arctic temperature record of 38⁰C linked to climate change

A temperature of 38°C (100.4°F) in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk on 20 June 2020 has been recognized as a new Arctic temperature record by the […]
1 December 2021

The unnecessary images you keep are releasing tonnes of CO2

New research conducted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has revealed that the amount of storage necessary for all the photos that people in […]
25 November 2021

Delay in proposed microplastics restriction leading to irreversible pollution

One additional year without a restriction on microplastics could see levels of pollution equivalent to 1.6 billion plastic bottles released into the environment. An EU proposal […]
24 November 2021

Is Aviation off the hook?

Aviation was hardly considered at the Glasgow COP. This despite its emissions not being counted in thenational carbon accounts where commitments were made to reduce emissions, […]
19 November 2021

Pumice washes ashore in Japan months after an underwater volcano erupted

Large quantities of pumice have washed ashore in Japan, specifically over a wide area of the main island of Okinawa, affecting the fishing and tourism industries […]
17 November 2021

Scientists have found a way to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 2040

On October 20th of this year, the non-profit foundation The Ocean Cleanup announced that its System 002, the technology behind the largest ocean cleanup project ever, […]
16 November 2021

6 sinking cities at risk of disappearing

With rising global temperatures, low-lying coastal cities are experiencing more and more devastating events. Most cities are sinking due to a combination of increasing sea levels […]
15 November 2021

BOGA: An alliance to phase out oil and gas production

During last week’s COP26 negotiations, a group of countries has committed to gradually end the production of oil and gas. The group aims to stop new […]
15 November 2021

COP26: New global climate deal don’t go far enough to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C

Deliberations under the current session of the COP, CMP and CMA came to an end this Saturday in Glasgow, one day after their scheduled conclusion. The […]
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