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Chapter 7 Ecological Impacts

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-911635-03-1-4037

ISBN: 978-1-911635-03-1

Published: November 2018

Component type: chapter

Published in: Event Impact Assessment

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-911635-03-1-3897



In this chapter we examine nature, ecology and ecological impacts, as distinct from the impacts of events and tourism on the built or human environment.
This brings sustainability to the fore, and that is a term that has to be examined carefully with reference to the ‘greening’ of events, different interpretations of the meaning of sustainability, and how this influences evaluation and impact assessment.
It is also very useful to examine environmental impacts ON events, as opposed to the impacts OF events. This involves an illustration of the event settings spectrum that identifies important variables related to the differences between indoor events and those situated in natural environments.
The subjects and objects of ecological impact assessment for events and tourism are examined in detail, presenting goals, methods and indicators that can be applied to the full range of ‘subjects’ – individuals and families or the entire nation.
The process of EIA follows the generic IA process model, with a number of special considerations. Methods include the Leopold Matrix, Forces-Pressures-State-Impact-Response model, and carbon and ecological footprint analysis.

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Getz, D. (2018) "Chapter 7 Ecological Impacts" In: Getz, D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-911635-03-1-4037


Case, R. (2013). Events and The Environment. London: Routledge


Green Event Book (www.greeneventbook.com/event-carbon-footprint-possible/)

Global Footprint Network (https://www.footprintnetwork.org/)

Jones, M. (2018). Sustainable Event Management A Practical Guide, 3d. ed. London: Earthscan.


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