Stefan Gössling

Dr. Stefan Gössling is a professor at the School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, and the Department of Service Management, Lund University, both Sweden. He is also the research coordinator of the Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism at the Western Norway Research Institute. Stefan has worked with sustainable tourism and specifically climate change since 1992, focusing on aviation, transport, mobilities, energy, and mitigation. He has also worked extensively in islands, particularly in the Western Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.
Stefan is on the editorial board of five scientific journals, including two of the highest ranked tourism journals, Tourism Management and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. He has published 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and written/edited 12 books, including “Tourism and Development in Tropical Islands: Political Ecology Perspectives (Edward Elgar 2003)”, “Tourism and Global Environmental Change” (Routledge 2006, with C. Michael Hall)”, “New Frontiers in Marine Tourism (Elsevier 2007, with Brian Garrod)”, “Climate Change and Aviation” (Earthscan 2009, with Paul Upham), “Carbon Management in Tourism” (Routledge 2010), Tourism and Climate Change (Routledge 2012, with Daniel Scott and C.M. Hall), and “Tourism and Water” (Channel View 2015, with C.M. Hall and D. Scott).
He has worked as a consultant on behalf of organizations including UNEP, UNWTO, OECD, EC, GIZ, DFID, AusAID, Caribbean Tour Operators, as well as governments and companies. Stefan has been a contributing author to the UN IPCC Forth Assessment report, and has previously been a member of the Advisory Committee of the UNEP Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, as well as the scientific advisory board of International Tourism Partnership (London), Futouris (Berlin) and NIT (Kiel).

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