CCTR 2022

Seventh International Conference on Climate, Tourism and Recreation in collaboration with the International Society of Biometeorology (ISB),

Virtual international conference hosted by the University of South-Eastern Norway, Campus Bø.

Tuesday 29 March Wednesday 30 March, virtual conference and free registration


The International Society of Biometeorology (ISB), in collaboration with the University of South-Eastern Norway, School of Business, Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science; Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences  and Centre for Sustainable Transition invites to the Seventh International Conference on Climate, Tourism and Recreation - CCTR 2022.

Research on the interrelationships between weather, climate and climate change and the tourism and recreation sector has developed rapidly over the past decades. Tourism is an important source of income that renders opportunities of growth, particularly in sparsely populated areas. However, increased tourism may lead to a paradox, when it on the one hand may add to climate change, and on the other is threatened by it (especially so winter tourism). Tourism and travel are a factor causing major greenhouse gas emissions with air transportation accounting for the largest share. Regionalised climate models show that many places used for recreation and tourism are disproportionately negatively affected by climate change based on the medium and high emission scenarios (RCP 4.5 and 8.5) (IPCC 2014). In contrast, if the climate changes, summer destinations in some areas may become more attractive for visitors. The emissions caused by the tourism and travel industry are increasingly regarded as a problem (Lenzen et al. 2018).

The CCTR 2022 conference provides a forum for researchers and the exchange of ideas and experiences related to climate change, tourism and recreation. The focus is on policies, practices and innovative solutions and is relevant for both academics and professionals in the field. This is an interdisciplinary conference aimed at researchers from the fields of geography, tourism, leisure, geographic information systems, sustainability management, sport, outdoor studies, ecology and the environment. Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

A post-conference call for a special issue on Tourism and climate change in a scientific journal and/or an edited volume will follow.

A detailed abstract of maximum 500 words + one figure or table should be submitted to the conference organiser using the template file provided here:

Abstract submission instructions via Easychair:

By submitting your abstract, you agree that the text will be available and archived on this website.

Deadline for submission: 15 December 2021.

You will receive feedback on your abstract from one of our conference reviewers by mid-January.


Key Dates

  • December 15, 2021 - Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

  • January 15, 2021 - Notification of Acceptance

  • February 15, 2022 - Registration Deadline

  • February 27, 2022 - Program Announcement

  • March 29-31 2022 - Conference

We ask for structured abstract (500 words) on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • The climate/weather and tourism/recreation relationship

  • Tourism and climate change adaptation

  • Carbon footprints of tourists and their mitigation

  • Tourism and recreation's resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

  • Climate services/communications/arts and tourism-recreation

  • Indigenous knowledge, tourism and climate change

  • Tourism climatology

  • COVID-19 pandemic, tourism-recreation, and climate-weather 

  • Last chance tourism from a climate change perspective

  • Methods related to climate change and tourism

  • Environmental sustainability reporting of tourism and recreation firms

  • Sustainable business strategies of tourism firms

  • Sustainable transportation modes

Keynote speakers

to be announced

Local organising committee

Guðrún Helgadóttir, Department of Business and IT, USN School of Business, University of Southeastern Norway

Annette Bischoff, University of Southeastern Norway, Centre for Sustainable Transformation.

Martin Falk, Department of Business and IT, USN School of Business, University of Southeastern Norway

Scientific  committee

Dr. Michelle Rutty

Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. David R. Perkins IV

Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning, Missouri State University, USA

Dr. O. Cenk Demiroglu

Department of Geography, Umeå University, Sweden

Dr. Robert Steiger

Department of Public Finance, University of Innsbruck, Austria



Day One



2:15pm- 3:00pm

Opening Remarks


Afternoon Session A


Afternoon session B


Afternoon Session C


Keynote 1


Evening Session D


Afternoon Session E

Afternoon Session F