Climate Negotiations and Action COVID-19

Tourism and Climate Change in the context of Covid-19

The COVID 19 pandemic has led to unparalled losses in the travel and tourism industry, however, its consequences on climate change remain unclear. Tourism and climate change are being increasingly studied as concepts influencing and interacting with each other. Covid-19 however, presents itself as an external factor which can potentially change the larger context in which the two are situated, raising important issues about tourism’s economic importance versus its environmental impact. In this setting, the Note aims to present an overview and analysis of these issues to contribute to the efforts to rebuild tourism sustainably and possible action points for developing countries dependent on tourism in particular.