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Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Allied Industries

Investigate the contribution of tourism and allied industries to global climate change

Green Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Allied Industries
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

Consider a fully sustainable tourism industry through the green economy approach

This course will provide a critical understanding of the opportunities and challenges that a green economy transition can bring to tourism and allied industries. You will consider a range of best practices from around the world.

What topics will you cover?

  • Impacts of global warming and how tourism and allied industries can adapt to climate change
  • What is green economy? Understanding the concepts and latest policies of green economy and the importance of tourism sector
  • Opportunities and challenges facing the transition of tourism and allied industries to green economy
  • Range of best practices (in tour operation, accommodation, transport and event management sectors) from around the world

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of the theoretical frameworks, concepts, policies and challenges related to the green economy approach
  • Develop an understanding of the necessities for transition to a green economy and enhance awareness of tourism sector best practices

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest and relevant to students who have a background in social sciences, arts and humanities, business studies, tourism and hospitality, and/or those with a background in sustainable development.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Vijay Reddy is an Associate Professor in Tourism & Marketing. Dr Reddy has been invited by policy organizations including UN Secretariat, UNEP, UNESCO and UNWTO to comment on sustainability issues.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry