Resources and Energy Consumption
A scarcity of natural resources such as wood, food, water or energy in remote and high altitude areas means that a concentration of tourists can create competition between tourists and local communities for shared environmental resources, thus increasing potential points of conflict with local people. Similarly, pollution (air, water, noise, rubbish, etc.) harms the environment and degrades the natural beauty of the region.
Projects that encourage sustainable resource consumption, energy efficiency and pollution production are encouraged.
Note: The introductory paragraph is taken directly from UNEP. (2007).
Mountains: A Practical Guide to Managing the Environmental and Social Impacts of Mountain Tours.
Resources and Energy Consumption Projects
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The “Rê.V.E. – Grand Paradis” project - Grand Paradis Network of Electric Vehicles – was a bike sharing network in the Aosta Valley....
The Giroparchi project aims at creating a new touristic product through the realization of a series of tangible and intangible interventions designed to create a discovery journey of the areas of the Gran Paradiso and Mont Avic parks....
Tourism is inherently linked to the movement of people, thus, mobility to and from the destination as well as in the destination is an important topic in regards to sustainable tourism development....