Chapter 10. Environmental Stewardship

Original author: Don Webster
Adapted by: Becky Pelkonen

Learning Objectives

  • Define commonly used environmental stewardship terminology
  • Explain how the destination life cycle works and how it affects tourism destinations
  • Articulate the impacts of climate change on tourism
  • Identify other environmental impacts caused by, and affecting, tourism and hospitality sectors
  • Describe various frameworks and models for environmental stewardship in the tourism industry including sustainable tourism, responsible tourism and ecotourism
  • Describe a variety of initiatives to mitigate the impacts of environmental damage
  • Explain how the environmental management system in BC functions
  • Illustrate the conflicts that exist between tourism and resource extraction in BC


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