Promoting Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean
The Blue Plan and the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) publish the Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on the promotion of a sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean which was held in Sophia Antipolis on July, 2008. Raphaël Billé, Hubert Kieken et Alexandre Magnan have contributed a chapter on "Tourism and Climate Change in the Mediterranean: Challenges and Prospects" (p. 581-624).
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The whole document, available on the websites of Blue Plan and MAP, relies on works managed by Blue Plan and its Mediterranean partners about the promotion of a sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean as proposed by the Mediterranean Strategy for the sustainable Development, as on the implementation of recommendations adopted by the contracting Parties in 1999.
After a synthesis of the regional workshop held in July 08, this document analyses selected transverse issues: climate change, biodiversity, yachting and cruising and employment and creation of wealth. Then, through six national studies, its presents a complete review of progress made since 1999, documenting successes and challenges.
The results of these regional and national studies, elaborated by Mediterranean experts in the field, were discussed during a regional workshop held in Sophia-Antipolis in July 2008 and have conducted to identify the recommendations and avenues to be explored in the near future.