COP27: ‘Public policies are needed for alternative modes of travel to take off’ (Saskia Cousin, sociologist)

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By Alpha Tourism generates 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the latest major study on the subject, published in 2018 in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change. In addition to aviation, another aspect of travel which is often singled out for having devastating effects on the environment is mass tourism. To better understand the issues at stake, we decided to look at the origins of the phenomenon on the occasion of COP27, alongside Saskia Cousin, who specializes in the sociology of tourism. The anthropologist shared with us her thoughts on how we will be traveling i…

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