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Handbook of Energy and Environment Policy

Edited By Celil Aydin and Burak Darici

The book deals with the broad perspectives on the energy and environment topics and questions the traditional view on energy and environment policy and issues. Nowadays, energy and environmental issues can be accepted as the related subjects by the whole world. The link between energy and environment is backed to the time when only nature's primary resources were used. Primitive societies’ energy demand was small compared to the forces of the environment. With the emergence of industrial nations, the importance of energy and environment relation appeared again.

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16 A Panel Causality Analysis on Countries Attracting Most Tourists on the Basis of Carbon Emissions, Renewable Energy, Tourism Revenues, and Trade Openness

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16   A Panel Causality Analysis on Countries Attracting Most Tourists on the Basis of Carbon Emissions, Renewable Energy, Tourism Revenues, and Trade Openness

Introduction

Our planet has a complex and multi-dimensional ecosystem. This ecosystem has undergone various transformations playing a significant role in the existence and annihilation of living creatures of the world. The finitude of the resources present in our ecosystem brings about the issue of sustainability (Aytun, 2018:3) Therefore, one of the key conditions for the economic development of a country is to ensure the sustainability of natural resources. Greenhouse gas emissions increase and environmental problems arise as a result of the stimulation of economic activities. Environmental problems can reduce product quality and, in time, harm production (Aydın and Esen, 2017:102). Within this context, for sustainable economic growth, measures for environmental protection must be adopted, and energy sources must be used efficiently in all sectors. One of the economic activities affecting environmental factors is the tourism sector. In addition to its contributions to national income, the balance of payments, employment rates, and the development of secondary sectors, tourism also generates added value in the economy. Furthermore, it also paves the way for new investments as it also supports the promotion of the country in question. Thus, effective and efficient tourism activities are vital for the economic development of any country.

Preserving natural resources for the generations to come or, in other words, sustainability,...

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