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The World Leisure Commission on Tourism and the Environment

ByKevin Hannam

The relationships between ‘‘tourism and the environment’’ have recently attracted

a great deal of academic interest, with significant publications by Richard Sharpley,

Tourism Development and the Environment (2009) and John Urry, Climate Change

and Society (2011) being notable examples. Key themes include: sustainability,

globalisation, impacts on both rural and urban environments, environmental

planning and management, social tourism and ethics, disasters, climate change,

and the growing interest in diverse forms of mobility. Forthcoming publications

include Andrew Holden and David Fennell’s edited volume, the Routledge Handbook

of Tourism and the Environment (2012) and Susanne Becken and John Hay’s Climate

Change and Tourism (2012).