13/06/2022 – SI :
“Energy Transition, Tourism and Sustainable Management of Ecosystems”
SUSTAINABILITY (JIF=3,251) Special Issue
Human activities are the cause of irreversible harm to #ecosystems in multiple scenarios; therefore, there is an urgent need to alleviate human pressures on ecosystems.
#Renewableenergysources (RES) and #tourism are currently thriving in the sector of sustainable development management. RES projects enforce sustainability as they consist one of the most crucial tools for climate change mitigation, while tourism contributes to the local sustainable economy as a more anthropocentric activity that empowers a circular economy.
Despite their benefits, the aforementioned practices are inevitably accompanied by a number of ecological consequences, which must be identified. The #impacts of RES infrastructures mainly arise from spatial, construction and operation procedures, while problems with tourism manifest in the concept of #overtourism and the pollution of ecosystems caused by tourists, either directly or indirectly, through certain actions and the transportation that they use prior to or during their visit.
The scope of this SI is to create an “umbrella” under which impacts and benefits may be investigated and assessed in a variety of situations with different characteristics.
#Largepowergeneration installations and their impacts on ecosystems;
#Sustainabletourism in #coastal regions;
#Energytransition through #sustainabledevelopment;
#Carryingcapacity of sensitive ecosystems;
#Greentourism— #ecotourism and #circulareconomy;
Sustainable development in #Natura2000 regions;
#Localplans for sustainable tourism management;
Local/regional #co-creation plans to meet #energytransition.