Video Climate Change Impacts on Tourism

For the past two years, a remarkable conference has taken place in Victoria, BC during the cold wet days of late January. It is completely focused on the opportunities for and challenges to sustainable travel and tourism in Canada and around the world. To the best of my knowledge, it is the only conference of its kind in Canada.

Last year, a key focus for the “IMPACT: Sustainable Travel and Tourism” conference was the anticipated impacts of climate change and what could be done to reduce them. With the assistance of Shaw Community Television, I was able to produce this short video on the issue, featuring Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair in Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Climate Change Challenge for Tourism (Video)

Climate change is already having a significant impact on travel and tourism, just as travel and tourism contribute to climate change. Some within the industry are aware of these reciprocal impacts and are attempting to reduce their carbon footprint through auditing and offsetting of emissions.

Interviews for this video were conducted during the IMPACT Sustainable Travel and Tourism Conference held in Victoria, BC from Jan 22 – 24, 2018. The video production was made possible by the Community Producer Program of ShawTV in Victoria. Special thanks to Lorraine Scollan from ShawTV for shooting the interviews and assisting post-production.