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Climate protection in Seychelles through tourism: the advantages of a small-sized destination : Results of a tourist survey conducted by students from the University of Seychelles

  • CO2 abatement costs are often low in developing countries. This is why most carbon offset projects are being implemented there. Nevertheless, this does not mean that the holiday resort and the project country are in any way related to each other. Linking compensation projects with the destination country could increase the willingness of air travellers to finance voluntary CO2 compensation measures. This paper describes how a possible combination of CO2 compensation projects in the Seychelles could affect the voluntary carbon offset behaviour of Seychelles tourists. On the one hand, the issue of whether the voluntary willingness of Seychelles travellers to compensate can be increased is examined; on the other hand, whether tourists would be willing to visit a co-financed project in the Seychelles. As a result, the willingness of tourists to offset air-travel carbon emissions can be increased. Important factors for this are e.g. that all persons have adequate information and that the carbon offset providers display a high degree of transparency. In addition, a broad interest in visiting the projects in the Seychelles during the holiday was expressed. An important condition for this is the spatial vicinity to the project. Due to its small size, the Seychelles are an ideal location for fulfilling this premise.

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Author:Benno RothsteinGND, Timo Wernsdörfer
Parent Title (English):Seychelles Research Journal
Publisher:University of Seychelles
Place of publication:Mahé, Seychelles
Document Type:Article
Year of Publication:2020
Release Date:2020/12/19
Tag:Carbon offset project; Voluntary carbon offset
First Page:121
Last Page:139
Institutes:Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen
DDC functional group:300 Sozialwissenschaften
Open Access?:Ja
Relevance:Peer reviewed nach anderen Listungen (mit Nachweis zum Peer Review Verfahren)
Licence (German):License LogoKeine CC-Lizenz - Es gilt der Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen