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Norway EPI

About the Project

Through case analysis, the concept of Environmental Policy Integration (EPI) was applied. The researchers studied a number of recent and on-going planning processes pertaining to tourism development in Norway and how sustainability may or may not be integrated into tourism planning. Four cases were examined including: an international cruise port, second homes, a national park and a destination promoting sustainable tourism. This research addresses two research questions

(1) To what extent, and in what ways, is EPI present in current tourism development processes?
(2) What conditions may hinder, as well as stimulate, EPI integration in tourism development processes?

About the Researcher

Rachel Dodds is a Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management . Eivind Brendebaug and Carlo Aall are researchers at the Western Norway Research Institute.