Call for papers – Freiburg, Germany 2012

Bournemouth University, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and the University of Otago are proud to announce the first call for papers for an international workshop on Psychological and behavioural approaches to understanding and governing sustainable tourism mobility, to be held in the Black Forest near Freiburg, Germany from the 3rd – 6th of July 2012.

In order to mitigate tourism’s contribution to climate change, there is the need for innovations at political, technical and individual levels. Yet, despite a growing contribution to climate change, tourist and traveller behaviour is currently not acknowledged as an important sector within the development of climate policy. Influencing individual behaviour and informing effective governance will require a sound understanding of the psychology and social factors that surround contemporary tourism and travel mobilities.

This workshop aims to explore the psychological and social factors that may contribute to and inhibit sustainable behaviour change in the context of tourist and traveller behaviour. We seek to form a stronger knowledge base and research agenda for the effective governance of tourism’s contribution to climate change.

Abstract submissions are welcome in the following interdisciplinary areas:

  • Psychological understandings of climate change and tourism mobilities
  • Behavioural aspects of climate change and tourism mobilities
  • Governance and policies based upon psychological, behavioural and social mechanisms

Please see the workshop website for more details.



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