BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND TOURISM

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY DESIGN IN THE FIELD OF TOURISM

CLIMATE CHANGE, SOCIETY AND HUMAN COMMUNITIES IN TOURIST DESTINATIONS

APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF TOURISM STRATEGIES FOR MITIGATING AND ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF RISKS, IMPACTS AND VULNERABILITY OF THE TOURISM SYSTEM TO CLIMATE CHANGE

ENERGY, WATER RESOURCES AND TERRITORY

BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND TOURISM

Promote interdisciplinary research, the dissemination of knowledge and awareness of society on climate change and the social and environmental regenerative role of tourism. (This objective would be developed with a sustainable approach that ultimately shows us how the tourism sector can adapt to climate change, conserve biodiversity and implement circular economy practices in tourism destinations. Emphasis will be placed on joint innovation and educational research projects that address common needs in the selected tourism locations, previously identified by the participating higher education institutions).

  • To explore the contribution of regenerative museums as drivers of behavioral change in the face of climate change.
  • Documenting the effects of climate change on tourist destinations through human and drone imagery.
  • Promote critical analysis among students from participating institutions on climate change and its relation to tourism.
  • To analyze opinions, experiences and possible contradictions about the positive effects of natural spaces on mental health in a coastal city.

Lucellys Sierra Márquez (Coordinator), (University of Cartagena), ([email protected])

Member of the Environmental and Computational Chemistry Group, he holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Environmental Toxicology. Among its main lines of interest are: Climate Change, Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Natural Products, Sustainable Agriculture, fate of toxic substances in the environment, among others. She has experience in the preparation and presentation of research projects in the environmental area, and the development of environmental health projects in vulnerable communities. She has been a guest lecturer in the elective course on Climate Change taught to students of the Master’s program in Environmental Sciences at her university.

Jesús Olivero Verbel, (University of Cartagena), ([email protected])

Director of the Environmental and Computational Chemistry Group (GQAC) and coordinator of the Master’s program in Environmental Sciences (Sue Caribe) and the PhD program in Environmental Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Cartagena. Prof. Olivero-Verbel conducts scientific research in different areas: Environmental Education, Environmental Toxicology, Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Environmental Parasitology and In Silico Toxicology. The Group is classified as A1, according to the results of the National Call for the Recognition and Measurement of Research Groups. Within these lines, the group develops research projects financed by MinCiencias and other entities different from the University of Cartagena. Through various research projects, the group has been able to consolidate sufficient installed capacity to study the toxicological effects of environmental pollutants on humans and biota in general, in terms of global environmental health.

Javier de León Ledesma, (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), ([email protected])

Professor of Business and Economics, member and secretary of the University Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (TIDES) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ULPGC, Spain. He was Director of Cooperation at the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization and Cooperation of the ULPGC (2017-2021) and is currently Co-Director of the UNESCO Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development at his University. His areas of research interest are sustainable tourism, climate change, social representations, public administration, and (development) cooperation. He has written more than 50 academic articles, books and book chapters. He is actively involved in several research projects and cooperation projects (within the framework of Erasmus+, H2020, Interreg Europe); of particular note is the coordination of the European projects CLIMAR, ARROW and PONCHO.

Elizabeth Colucci, (OBREAL), ([email protected])

Director of International Projects. He is currently leading several global cooperation projects, including the OBREAL Africa strategy. She previously worked for 8 years at the Association of European Universities, where she was Program Manager responsible for internationalization in the Higher Education Policy Unit. Prior to that, he worked at the Academic Cooperation Association in Brussels, the Fulbright Commission and DG EAC of the European Commission, where he was part of the unit that conceived and managed the Erasmus Mundus program. He has extensive experience in EU project management and has also published on topics related to internationalization of higher education, mobility, joint degrees, teaching and learning reform, the Bologna Process, regional integration in higher education and e-learning.

Armida de la Garza, (University College Cork), ([email protected])

Senior Lecturer in Digital Arts and Humanities in the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at UCC, where she was also Director of International Strategy for 3 years. Armida has published 3 books and 45 journal articles and book chapters, which have been published internationally in several prestigious university and academic publishers and peer-reviewed journals. She is interested in research on internationalization in Higher Education; on Screen Media and its relationship with culture, industry and education, with a special focus on gender; and on collaborative and interdisciplinary research that bridges the gap between science and the arts.

Yen E. Lam Gonzalez, (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), ([email protected])

D. in Economics from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), and a BA in Economics (2005) and MBA (2008) from the University of Havana, Cuba. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Integral Development of Tourism Destinations (2012) from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain. He teaches at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), the Autonomous University of Chile and the University of Cartagena (Colombia). She is a postdoctoral researcher and head of the Climate Change Division of the UNESCO Chair in Planning and Sustainable Development of Tourism at the ULPGC. He has participated in more than 20 European R&D&I projects, under the Horizon 2020, Interreg and Erasmus funding programs, with Latin America and the Caribbean, Morocco, Cape Verde, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Participated in the Integral Strategy for Tourism Development of Old Havana, a World Heritage Site, and in training and cooperation initiatives for the United Nations (UNESCO, UNDP) and COSUDE. He is a member of the Sistema de Información Científica del Turismo (SICTUR) of the Government of Spain and of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). She is also an external expert for the evaluation of European Commission projects. His main areas of research interest are tourism, climate change, sustainability, destination marketing and small island states.

Nallili Baúles Baúles Santamaría, (Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí), ([email protected])

Professor of Tourism at UNACHI. Doctor in Education Sciences from the “Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí”, with a Master in Hospitality (MBA) from the “Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí”, MBA in Tourism from the “Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí” with a Specialization in Tourism from the “Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí” and a Diploma in International Ecotourism from the “Universidad Nacional del Centro de Perú”. Experience in tourism promotion, general guide of tourist services, organization of tourist events and tourist animation. Participation in the Rural Tourism Technological Mission Rancagua Chile 2007. SENACYT-SERNATUR-ATP. Member of the Association of Rural and Related Tourism, La Amistad-Volcán Barú 2006-2015.

DISEÑO DE POLÍTICAS DE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO EN EL ÁMBITO DEL TURISMO

Develop public policies that contribute to mitigating climate change faced by tourism, promoting responsible and sustainable practices to preserve the environment and benefit local communities.

  • Suggest policies, strategies, procedures and recommendations focused on sustainable development in tourism.
  • Create indicators and measurements of the impact of tourism activity on climate change and the different sectors of the economy.
  • Design training programs (courses, seminars, conferences, etc.) to promote and raise awareness of the impact of public policies on tourism and climate change.
  • Establish inter-institutional working commissions with representatives from different sectors such as government, tourism industry, local communities and environmental experts to create holistic policies that balance tourism development and climate change.
  • Develop educational campaigns for tourists, tourism operators and local populations on the adoption of responsible practices that contribute to sustainable development and climate change mitigation.

Martín Alberto Rodriguez Brindis (Coordinator), (Universidad Anahuac de Oaxaca), ([email protected])
Post-doctorate in Tourism Economics; Doctorate in Management Sciences; Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics. Member of the National System of Researchers (candidate) for the period 2019-2021; Former director of the Research and Postgraduate Center of the Universidad Anáhuac Oaxaca. He is currently a research professor at the Universidad Anáhuac de Oaxaca. His areas of interest are tourism economics and economic policy.

Andrés Chang, (University of Panama), ([email protected])
Master’s Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Agricultural Business Management Professor 2, Professor in the area of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Centro Regional Universitario de Darien. From 2012 to 2023, he is Director of the Darien Regional University Center. Member of the INV-FCA Darien Research Group.

Adolfo Federico Herrrera García, (Universidad Anahuac de Oaxaca), ([email protected])
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Master’s Degree in Government and Administration, PhD in Economic and Strategic Sector Development. He is a member of the National System of Researchers, as Level 1, and has collaborated in several projects with state and municipal government agencies in the areas of Subjective Poverty Measurement and Migration and Indicator Evaluation. In his research experience, he has worked on the topics of economic development and welfare, as well as human development at the municipal level.

Yaqueline Espinosa Pérez, (Universidad de Caldas), ([email protected])
Economist and Master in Economics with experience in scientific and market research, teaching in higher education and knowledge management. Competent in the interpretation of figures and analysis of results, as well as in the management of information and issues related to labor informality, social and human development.

Carmelo Javier León González, (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), ([email protected])
D. in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Master in Economics, University of Manchester. He was Director of the Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (TiDES) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and is currently Director of the UNESCO Chair of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of California. His specialties are economic and social aspects related to the environment and tourism, and the analysis of tourists’ preferences about the environment and natural resources, with implications for marketing and tourism product design.

Alessia Mariotti, (University of Bologna), ([email protected])
Former Director of CAST – Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism and currently President of the Rimini Campus of the University of Bologna and Director of the Master in Wellness, Sport and Health. She is Associate Professor of Tourism Systems and Cultural Itineraries, Geography of Tourism, Cultural Geography of Tourism, Economic Geography. He has participated and led national projects in cultural tourism and territorial development, as well as international projects in cultural heritage for the World Bank in Ethiopia, Morocco and Indonesia, and for the UNESCO World Heritage Center in Paris. She is currently Principal Investigator of the RURALLURE project, within the framework of H2020.

Luisa Fernanda Villamizar Rodríguez, (Asociación Colombiana de Universidades, ASCUN), ([email protected])
Professional in Foreign Trade from Universidad Santo Tomás, Bucaramanga and Specialist in International Business from Universidad del Externado, Colombia. Candidate for a Master’s Degree in International Higher Education at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Currently Coordinator of International Relations of the Colombian Association of Universities – ASCUN, and Technical Secretary of the Colombian Network for the Internationalization of Higher Education – RCI. Project manager for ASCUN and for Colombia of the KA2 CBHE, RISESAL and CAMINOS projects of ERASMUS+ and coordinator of the Andean MIMIR project. He has worked in administrative areas, quality management, negotiation and international cooperation.

María Violeta Merten, (University of Mar del Plata), ([email protected])
Degree in Tourism (FCEyS UNMdP) – Mg. In University Management (FCEyS UNMdP). D. candidate in Social Sciences (FLACSO Argentina). Adjunct Professor FCEyS UNMdP. Topics of Interest: tourism policy and planning. State. Public Management of Tourism. State capabilities. He has national and international experience as a management professional.

CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO, SOCIEDAD Y COMUNIDADES HUMANAS EN LOS DESTINOS TURÍSTICOS

Generate knowledge on the impacts of tourism on the anthropic and natural environment, based on new theories, trends in environmental and sustainable innovation models, with a multidisciplinary vision; to propose mitigation and adaptation strategies that promote environmental sustainability, social resilience and the use of natural resources in wild communities, with a view to sustainable economic development.

  • Research on new theoretical frameworks and trends in innovation, social responsibility and sustainability, with a multidisciplinary and global vision, to generate knowledge that contributes to solve the needs of different tourism contexts and mitigate climate change.
  • Investigate how climate change impacts local communities in tourism destinations, analyzing their responses and adaptive capacity to environmental and socioeconomic challenges.
  • Review existing policies, practices and regulations in the sector to mitigate the impact of climate change, identifying strengths and constraints to sustainability.
  • Assess the role of key stakeholders in the tourism sector in promoting sustainable and climate change resilient practices.
  • Establish behaviors of tourists, businesses and decision makers regarding good and bad practices in the use of tourism goods and services that affect local communities and accelerate climate change.
  • Design innovative, sustainable and socially responsible solutions and models that ensure sustainable growth, social welfare and natural resource use in wild communities that mitigate CC.
  • Evaluate sustainable models and socially responsible programs that help make viable decisions in tourism contexts that ensure sustainable growth, social welfare and natural resource use in wild communities that mitigate CC.
  • Communicate and sensitize the local population, tourists and other stakeholders on the importance of addressing climate change and generating sustainability in tourism destinations, either through local, regional and international round tables, awareness campaigns and environmental education.

Carlos Daniel Antenucci (Coordinator), (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata), ([email protected])
Professor of Animal Physiology and Developmental Biology. He is also head of the International Education Program of the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. In addition, he was Vice Rector for Internationalization and Cooperation at UNMdP (2017-2021). D. in Biological Sciences from the UNMdP. He is a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) of Argentina and Head of the Interinstitutional Center for Marine Research in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He is also a member of the Evaluation Committee of Inter-institutional Research Programs and Centers in strategic areas of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina; and a member of the Evaluation Committee of CONICET’s doctoral fellowships. His areas of research interest include ecology, physiology, behavior and international education. He is the author of more than 60 research articles, books and book chapters.

Sergio Moreno Gil, (University of Las Palmas Gran Canaria), ([email protected])
Director of the Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Development -TIDES- of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He specializes in tourism marketing, neuromarketing and destination development and planning and has worked on strategic plans and research projects funded by government agencies (European Union, UNESCO, World Wild Fund, and more) to carry out development plans in different countries. He has previously worked for Hilton Hotels in Germany, TUI Group Spain in the quality department and as a visiting researcher at the World Tourism Research Centre (UoC – Canada). He has written more than 20 books and book chapters and 25 international articles in publications such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Economics, Journal of Vacation Marketing and International Journal of Hospitality. and Leisure Marketing. He is a member of several advisory committees, associations and editorial boards, as well as an external evaluator for the European Commission on tourism projects.

Juan Carlos Arriaga Rodriguez, (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Quintana Roo) ([email protected])
Professor of Public Administration and Urban History. He is also head of the Academic Research Group “Political Studies of Quintana Roo” in the Division of Political Science and Economics at the Autonomous University of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. In addition, he is currently Coordinator of the Civil Organization “Citizens for Municipal Transparency-Chapter Quintana Roo”. D. in Modern History from the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas Luis María Mora. He is also editor-in-chief of the Revista Digital Costa Oriental. He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI), level 1, by the National Council of Humanities, Science and Technology (CONAHCyT). His areas of research interest include urban history, informal economy in tourist centers and cross-border cooperation. He has written more than 30 research articles, books and book chapters.

Laura Vici, (University of Bologna), ([email protected])
Associate Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Statistics at the University of Bologna, Italy, and member of the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism. Es miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Asociación Internacional de Economía del Turismo. He works on various topics in applied economics, cultural economics, tourism economics and industrial organization. He has participated in several national and European projects related to tourism and cultural sectors from economic perspectives.

Margareth Durán Izquierdo, (University of Cartagena), ([email protected])
Doctor in Bacteriology and Environmental Toxicology. Independent Researcher, Environmental and Computational Chemistry Group, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Cartagena. His areas of research interest include environmental toxicology, bioassays, environmental impacts, working with communities, fostering scientific vocations and environmental education.

María de los Ángeles Vásquez, (University of Panama), ([email protected])
Professor at the School of Public Administration, in the Schools of Social Work and Community Development. Master in Social Work from the Universidad Autónoma de Honduras. D. in Research with emphasis in Social Sciences from the Autonomous University of Chiriqui-Panama. CRUD Research and Postgraduate Coordinator and Chair of the Research Committee. Social Researcher of the Center, with two research projects funded by the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT) Thesis advisor for undergraduate students. Professor of the course Research Methodology for Human Development of the Master’s program in Human and Local Development (2020 and 2023). Areas of research interest: social participation, health promotion, community organization, leadership. Three published articles and a book.

Rosa Maria Lopez Oliver Farias, (Universidad Anahuac de Oaxaca), ([email protected])
Doctorate in Architecture in the Area of Restoration of Sites and Monuments of Oaxaca. Currently Research Professor and Coordinator of the Research Area of the Universidad Anáhuac de Oaxaca. His current lines of research focus on the construction and hydraulic systems of the Oaxacan Haciendas from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century and their historiography.
Lidia Julianna Guzy, (University College Cork), ([email protected])
Director of the MA Program in Anthropology and Lecturer in Indigenous and South Asian Religions at University College Cork (UCC), National University of Ireland; Director of the Marginalized and Endangered Worldviews Studies Centre (MEWSC) at UCC, Director of the India Studies Centre Cork (ISCC) and member of the UCC South Asia and Latin America Regional Working Groups. PhD in Ethnology/Social Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (2002) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (2003), Paris (thèse en co-tutelle). In 2011 he obtained the habilitation (postdoctoral thesis and professorship title) at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, in the field of Study of Religions, at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. For the past 23 years he has specialized in the anthropology of indigenous studies with a focus on indigenous knowledge systems, indigenous sustainability, ecocosmologies and indigenous religions. He has published 4 monographs, 17 volumes and more than 75 scientific articles.

APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF TOURISM STRATEGIES FOR MITIGATING AND ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Apply the principles, concepts and methods of the circular economy to the design and evaluation of tourism climate action strategies (mitigation and adaptation) that integrate decarbonization, protection and enhancement of the tourism experience.

  • Apply the principles, concepts and methods of the circular economy to the multi-sectoral context of tourism development.
  • Use the circular economy framework to develop integrated approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation, with special emphasis on nature-based solutions.
  • Incorporate into tourism climate action design processes the preferences given by current and potential visitors to decarbonization and climate security.
  • Explore the potential to transform climate action into sustainable tourism products and experiences.
  • Design and evaluate tourism climate action strategies (mitigation and adaptation) that integrate the relationship between the circular economy, decarbonization, environmental protection and tourism experiences.
  • Evaluate and implement cost-benefit strategies in terms of emission reduction and natural resource conservation in tourism destinations.
  • Promote circular economy business models (reuse of resources, carbon credits), waste management, energy efficiency to promote emissions reduction and environmental conservation.

Matías Manuel González Hernández, (Coordinador) (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), ([email protected])
Professor of the Department of Applied Economic Analysis, coordinator of the Development Cooperation Division of the Research Institute for Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development, Co-Director of the UNESCO Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development and Director of the Chair of Culture, Development and Territory of the ULPGC. He is the author of numerous publications in indexed scientific journals on sustainable tourism development planning and policies, holistic methodologies for assessing the impact of climate change on tourism, integrated strategies for mitigation and adaptation of tourism destinations to climate change, sustainable management of protected areas, efficient and fair energy transition, and application of circular economy criteria to waste management, among other topics. He has directed and participated in numerous research and cooperation projects in more than a dozen countries in Latin America, Africa and Central Asia.

Cliona Maher, (University College Cork), ([email protected])
Coordinator of Cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean for the University of Cork (UCC), where she builds and promotes academic cooperation between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean, including research networks and internationalization practices in teaching and learning. She is also president of the Society for Irish and Latin American Studies (SILAS) and director of the Latin American Solidarity Center (LASC) in Ireland. She was coordinator of international cooperation for Universidad Veracruzana (UV) and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the state of Veracruz, Mexico for 25 years and worked closely with the ecotourism sector of Veracruz, Mexico. His areas of research include internationalization in higher education, sustainable development, community engagement, social responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for global citizenship at local, regional and global levels.

Bernardo Rivera Sánchez, (Universidad de Caldas), ([email protected])
D. in Agricultural Sciences from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He has been a researcher at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC). He is currently Professor at the University of Caldas, Director of the Master’s Program in Agricultural Production Systems and Director of the Research Group in Agricultural Production Systems Analysis (ASPA). With experience in research with a systems approach, teaching in higher education and university management.

Gabriela Arrieta Loyo, (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), ([email protected])
Environmental Engineer from the National University of Colombia, Diploma in Advanced Studies in Environmental Technologies from the University of Granada and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Granada. With 15 years of experience as a university teacher and contracting in public and private entities. Research and teaching areas in municipal solid waste management, environmental impact assessment, sustainable engineering, circular economy and environmental sanitation. Currently assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Agricultural Engineering, sanitation section, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. Member of the research group on Resilience and Sanitation of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and leader of the research group on environmental sanitation. Currently developing 4 research and extension projects related to community work for the diagnosis of sanitation in rural areas of Colombia.

Edwin Alberto Pile Maure, (Universidad de Panamá), ([email protected])
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Panama. He is currently coordinator of the Research Group of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in the Darien region (INVFCA-Darien). His research area focuses on animal production and welfare in different agricultural and environmental contexts. He has participated in research projects on topics such as animal health and production with several publications in indexed journals.

Oana M. Driha, (Universidad de Alicante), ([email protected])
Professor of the Department of Applied Economic Analysis at the University of Alicante. Oana is a researcher at the Institute of Tourism Research and the Institute of International Economics. She has published several book chapters and research articles in numerous JCR and SJR journals on Spanish hotel internationalization, renewable energy policy, economic growth, climate change, sustainability and innovation. It also collaborates with more than 20 universities in Latin America under the umbrella of the Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP). She has been working as an international project manager since 2014 with a clear focus on Tourism, Sustainability and Climate Change projects, energy efficiency, renewables and circular economy, among other topics. Her experience as a project manager spans more than 45 countries around the world. She has also been a visiting professor at various universities in Europe, Asia and Latin America and is a member of numerous research and teaching networks on tourism, climate change and sustainable development.

María Fernanda Silva, (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo), ([email protected])
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomathematics and Physical Chemistry. Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo). Senior Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). Graduated in Chemistry, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, UNSL, Postdoctoral Position, Oklahoma State University and University of Texas at San Antonio. She has 16 national projects and 4 international projects as principal investigator. Regarding her research interests and activities, he is working on the development of analytical methodologies mediated by Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES); Advanced microanalysis in real analytical domains of agronomic interest; Separation techniques by capillary electrophoresis, liquid and gas chromatography; Leader of the research group “Green Analytical Chemistry”. She has published 110 articles in peer-reviewed ISI journals, 5 chapters in international books and has given 12 lectures at international conferences.

Esther Sánchez Almodóvar (Universidad de Alicante), ([email protected])
PhD in Geography (2023), Master in Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching (2021), Master in Planning and Management of Natural Risks (2018), Graduate in Geography and Land Management (2017) by the Universitat d’Alacant. Esther has been a pre-doctoral fellow (FPU) in the Climatology Laboratory at the University of Alicante (2020 – 2023), where she has developed her doctoral thesis entitled: “Experiences of flood risk management: actions from the adaptation and resilience to climate change in the province of Alicante”. She is the author of several high impact scientific publications indexed in JCR on the study of the current process of climate change, applied climatology in the temporal and spatial analysis of extreme events and the most recurrent synoptic patterns in their development. Natural hazards with the analysis-diagnosis of flood events. The study of the management of non-conventional water resources and the joint use of wastewater and rainwater. And the teaching of social sciences in the specialty of Geography, with the analysis and study of students’ perception of climate change and natural hazards. In addition, she has collaborated in educational innovation programs in Geography and has developed several scientific dissemination projects on Climate Change and Natural Hazards.

APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF RISKS, IMPACTS AND VULNERABILITY OF THE TOURISM SYSTEM TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Analyze, from a theoretical, conceptual and methodological perspective, the vulnerability, resilience, environmental impacts, risk and management of tourism systems in the context of climate change.

  • Analyze theoretical/conceptual approaches to the study of tourism in the context of climate change.
  • Identify methodologies to assess the impacts generated by tourism that contribute to climate change and those that climate change could generate on tourism.
  • Review conceptual frameworks and methodologies to determine the vulnerability and resilience of tourism systems to environmental changes (social, economic, physical and biotic) generated by climate change.
  • Include the changes and general trends in the dimensions of vulnerability as an internal risk factor of the tourism system, with emphasis on the member countries of the project, for the mitigation and adaptation of the impacts on tourism destinations, identifying the main threats and levels of exposure of the same, with the particularities of their territories in the context of global climate change.
  • Define the types of vulnerabilities of the tourism system, in the context of climate change, based on educational, physical, economic, social and ecological variables, in order to define strategies to reduce them as internal risk factors.
  • Identify strategies for the prevention, mitigation and correction of risks and impacts generated in the tourism system in the context of climate change.

José Javier Toro Calderón (Coordinator), (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), ([email protected])
Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Instituto de Estudios Ambientales (IDEA). Senior Researcher of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia (COLCIENCIAS). His field of work is related to Environmental Management and Tourism and Environment, the main lines of research are directed to the methods of environmental impact assessment. He has made more than thirty contributions in articles or national and international conferences. He currently works with the IDEA research group of the National University of Colombia, directing the research projects on Environmental Impact Assessment and Tourism and Environment of the Institute of Environmental Studies.

Liven Fernando Martínez Bernal, (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), ([email protected])
Professor of the Specialization in Tourism, Environment and Territory; and of the Master in Environment and Development of the National University of Colombia, UNAL, and member of the research group of the Institute of Environmental Studies IDEA. He holds a PhD in Tourism, Economics and Management from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ULPGC. and Master in Environment and Development from UNAL. His areas of research interest include sustainable tourism, environmental impact assessment and modeling of complex systems. He has written more than 10 publications related to tourism, environmental assessment and sustainability. He participates in continuous training processes and is a professional specialized in environmental licensing at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia.

Paolo Figini, (Università di Bologna), ([email protected])
Associate Professor of Economic Policy in the Department of Economics at the University of Bologna (Italy), where he has been teaching since 2000. Doctor in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He works mainly in tourism economics, collaborating in several research projects at CAST – Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism, at the Rimini Campus of the University of Bologna, on topics such as the economic impact of tourism, climate change and tourism, big data and tourism. He is director of the Master in Economics and Tourism Management and has been Principal Investigator of several national projects and local coordinator of some international projects (H2020, Erasmus+).

Catalina Elvira Espinosa Vega, (Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí), ([email protected])
Full-time Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities, Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (Panama). Director of the Institute for Research on Territorial Management, Risk and Climate Change. Coordinator of the Institutional Commission for Risk Management and Climate Change. Doctor in Geography from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Quintana Roo, Mexico. Her areas of research interest include disaster risk management, hazard and vulnerability assessment, citizen participation, territorial management. She has written academic articles and book chapters. She actively participates in several research projects and public policy development projects for disaster risk management in the Republic of Panama.

Franco Andrés Bianco, (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo), ([email protected])
Geographer, Professor of the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and the Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. He is a Researcher, full member of the Institute of Geography, member and representative of the full members of the Institute of Research in Tourism and Identity, FFyL, UNCuyo. He is a specialist in Risk Management and Disaster Management. Postgraduate degree in Tourism and Cultural Project Planning and Postgraduate degree in Climate Change Management. Founder and Coordinator of the Center for Studies and Research in Integral Management of Risk, Environment and Health in Tourism (CEIGIRAST), UNCuyo. Founder and Coordinator of the Diploma in Integral Disaster Risk Management, Environment and Human Health, UNCuyo. Coordinator of the Society and Culture Area of the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism (2020-2023). External Professor in the Master of Emergencies and Catastrophes at the University of Alicante, Spain. He is an international consultant for territorial and tourism projects. Participa activamente en varios proyectos de investigación y en el proyecto Erasmus CLIMAR – Strengthening research, innovation and knowledge transfer on Climate Change & Tourism in Higher Education Institutions in Latin America (2023-2026).

Domingo Verano Tacoronte, (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), ([email protected])
Professor of the Department of Economics and Business Management of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He is a member of the Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (TIDES) of the same university. His areas of research include green human resource management, job performance evaluation, entrepreneurship motivation and the improvement of training methods for the acquisition of transversal competencies. He has published numerous articles in indexed research journals, as well as books and book chapters. Additionally, he is actively involved in the coordination of the Erasmus+ international cooperation project CLIMAR.

Ángel Manuel Rafael, (OBREAL), ([email protected])
Provides cross-cutting support in relation to the financial and project management of OBREAL’s EU-funded programs. It also supports global surveys and research on higher education and research. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Marburg (Germany). Since 2004, he has worked in several European countries and organizations (public and private) and has gained extensive experience as a team leader, managing large European higher education and research projects (LLL, TEMPUS, Erasmus +, FP7, H2020, IMI, ACP Innovation Fund, LIFE, etc.) and implementing studies on higher education and research policies. Angel also has strong competencies related to budgeting and proposal development for Higher Education and R&D projects, training implementation and development of internal ICT solutions to facilitate the management of EU projects. He has a long experience in public and private entities, where he has provided support to entrepreneurs and start ups, SMEs and large companies and public entities, accompanying their business development and growth and providing support according to their needs in the different phases in which they were.

Elizabeth Bernal Gamboa, (Asociación Colombiana de Universidades, ASCUN), ([email protected])
She is currently the General Secretary of the Colombian Association of Universities – ASCUN, professor and member of the Interdisciplinary Program in Educational Policies – PIPE of the National University of Colombia. She is a psychologist from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, anthropologist and Master in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In addition to her experience in ASCUN, both in educational policy and in collaborative projects that articulate different institutions, she has been project manager and academic administrator at the National University of Colombia, and has been an expert advisor and researcher on the subject of education with universities, consulting firms, the Andrés Bello Agreement and the Ministry of National Education. He has been a university lecturer in the field of anthropology and research. It keeps alive the intention to support relevant and sustainable transformations in higher education.

ENERGY, WATER RESOURCES AND TERRITORY

Theoretical, conceptual and methodological analysis of energy, water and territorial resources linked to the management of tourism systems in the context of climate change. Visualization of changes and general trends in member countries. Case studies are proposed to integrate the challenges, threats, strengths and opportunities, as well as to analyze the trends and proposals for mitigation and adaptation that water and energy resources and the territory must face in the face of climate change in the context of tourism systems, taking into account the particularities of the territory.

  • Analyze theoretical/conceptual approaches to the study of tourism in the context of climate change.
  • Identify methodologies and methods to assess the impacts generated by tourism that contribute to climate change and those that climate change could generate on tourism.
  • To examine the conceptual frameworks, methodologies and methods for analyzing how climate change affects energy systems, water resources and territory; and how these, in turn, impact tourism systems.
  • Identify strategies for the prevention, mitigation and correction of risks and impacts generated by tourism in the context of climate change.

Carlos Schilardi (Coordinator), (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo), ([email protected])
Agricultural Engineer, Magister Scientiae in Irrigation and Drainage. Professor of Agricultural Hydrology and Water Resources, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Master of Irrigation and Drainage. Academic Director of the Diploma in Irrigation. Professor of the Master’s Degrees: Irrigation and Drainage, Viticulture and Enology, UNCUYO. Visiting Professor of the Master’s Degree in Water and Irrigation Engineering, UMSA, La Paz, Bolivia; and of the Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Enology, UAJMS, Tarija Bolivia. Teacher-Researcher in topics related to water resources, climate change, performance – mathematical modeling and hydraulic simulation of agricultural irrigation. TAEDA Foundation Award for Integration, Development and Equity (2012). He has participated as a consultant in water resources for FAO and OEI in projects of the General Department of Irrigation, Mendoza, Argentina. He works as a consultant in irrigation-drainage and precision agriculture for agricultural companies. He is currently leading technological development projects in conjunction with the ITU (Instituto Tecnológico Universitario, UNCUYO) and climate change and viticulture studies in conjunction with UNIPD (University of Padova, Italy).

Bonnie Lucía Campos Cámara, (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Quintana Roo), ([email protected])
Doctor in Geography. Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Professional license 4425715. Master in Caribbean Studies with specialization in Regional Development. Colegio de la Frontera Sur. Quintana Roo. Professional license 3803732 B.A. in Social Anthropology, Faculty of Anthropology, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Professional license 2170020.Professor-Researcher of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Quintana Roo, Mexico. Member of the National System of Researchers-CONAHCYT, PhD in Geography (Society and Territory) by UNAM, Coordinator of the Academic Body of Geography and Geomatics, Professor of International Relations, Government and Management, Master in Applied Anthropology, PhD in Geography at the University of Quintana Roo. The most recent publications are the Coordination of Tourism Competitiveness Agendas for the Destinations of Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and Pueblo Magico de Bacalar. Author of the books “Repensar el turismo a partir de los nuevos paradigmas de la complejidad, territorio, imaginarios en Costa Maya” and Procesos de urbanización y turismo en Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo, “Coordinador Libros. “Analysis and perspectives: innovation, development and New Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) applied in the tourism sector”, Ethnography and resilience in coastal cities of the Mexican Caribbean” currently a member of the Thematic Network of CONACYT.

María Luisa Hernández Aguilar, (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Quintana Roo), ([email protected])
Mexican National Researcher Level 1 of the SNI-CONAHCYT in Area 1: Physics-Mathematics and Earth Sciences. Doctor in Geography from the University of Quintana Roo, UQROO, Master in Human Geography from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and Master of Science in Business Planning and Regional Development and Computer Systems Engineering from the Technological Institute of Merida, Yucatan. She is currently Professor of Academic Technical Support of the Department of Environmental Sciences of the Division of Science, Engineering and Technology (DCIT-UQROO) and in charge of the Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Area of the Geographic Information Center. His research interests include geography of disaster risk, natural hazards, vulnerability, resilience and geospatial processes applied to the territory.

Jorge Olcina Cantos, (Universidad de Alicante), ([email protected])
Professor of Regional Geographic Analysis at the University of Alicante, where he teaches Land Use Planning, Climatology and Natural Hazards. His research has focused on various geographical issues (climate change, water resources, land management, natural hazards). Author or co-author of more than one hundred publications (scientific articles, book chapters and book editor). He has participated in several research projects developed on geographical and historical issues. Keynote speaker for the International Year of Planet Earth (2008), declared by UNESCO. Visiting professor at universities in Spain, Europe and Latin America. Member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals on geographic and environmental topics. Principal Investigator of the Competitive Research Group of the University of Alicante in “Climate and Land Management”, since 2002. President of the Spanish Association of Geography (2017-21).

Ana Isabel Gómez Araúz, (Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí), ([email protected])
Lecturer in the Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Management Area, Faculty of Humanities, Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, Panama. Member of the Institutional Commission for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change (2017 to date); of the Institute for Territorial Management, Risk and Climate Change-TERICC-UNACHI and commissioner for university educational research and innovation. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences with emphasis in Natural Resources Management and Postgraduate Degree in Planning for Local Development, Land Management and Risk Management (USAID – FIU-OFDA-LAC 2017-2018 Scholarship). He collaborates in programs and projects with governmental institutions and national and international NGOs, such as the Ministry of Environment of Panama and the Leadership Corps of The Climate Reality Project, Latin America (2021 to date).

Marcela Patiño Murillo, (Universidad de Caldas), ([email protected])
Professor of Animal Physiology and Developmental Biology. He is also head of the International Education Program of the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. In addition, he was Vice Rector for Internationalization and Cooperation at UNMdP (2017-2021). Doctor in Biological Sciences from the UNMdP. He is a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) of Argentina and Head of the Interinstitutional Center for Marine Research in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He is also a member of the Evaluation Committee of Inter-institutional Research Programs and Centers in strategic areas of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina; and a member of the Evaluation Committee of CONICET’s doctoral fellowships. His areas of research interest include ecology, physiology, behavior and international education. He is the author of more than 60 research articles, books and book chapters.

Marcela Bertoni, (Universidad Autónoma de Mar del Plata), ([email protected])
Professor of Tourism and Recreation Theory and Environmental Management. She graduated in Geography from the UNS. She is a researcher and Director of the Ecological Economics Research Group of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences UNMdP. She is a member of the Committee of the Doctorate in Social Sciences of the Faculties of Humanities and Economic and Social Sciences, UNMdP. Her areas of research interest include Sustainable Tourism, Environmental Management and Environmental Valuation. She is the author of more than 50 research articles, books and book chapters.