21-10-2021Communication presented at the ITM 2021
A communication entitled “ Emissions from tourism and its impact on air quality: the ARTUR project” was presented by Alexandra Monteiro at the 38th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application (ITM 2021), held from 18 to 22 October in Barcelona, Spain.
16-09-2021COMMUNICATION PRESENTED AT THE ICEER 2021
A communication entitled “Tourism and Air Pollution in Italian regions" was presented at the 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2021).
03-07-2021COMMUNICATION PRESENTED AT THE ICEEE'2021
A communication entitled “Exploring the links between Tourism Growth and Environmental Pollution: perspectives at a Regional European Level" was presented at the International Conference on Economics, Energy and Environment (ICEEE'2021).
31-03-2021Request for project extension accepted
The ARTUR project team requested for a project extension of 5 months, that has been accepted by the FCT. The project will now end on 25 December 2021.
24-03-2021Sara Ciarlantini presented her master thesis on THE LINKAGE BETWEEN TOURISM GROWTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
Sara Ciarlantini presented her master thesis on the linkage between tourism growth and environmental pollution.
01-03-2020Article published at Indústria e Ambiente
Alexandra Monteiro and her co-authors published an article entitled "ARTUR - o turismo e a qualidade do ar juntos no mesmo projeto". This article was published at the "Dossier Qualidade do Ar", in the Portuguese Journal Indústria e Ambiente.
09-12-2019Sara Silva presented her master thesis on tourism and air quality: an econometric study for European countries
Sara Silva presented today her master thesis, entitled "Tourism and Air Quality: an econometric study for European countries", supervised by Mara Madaleno and Margarita Robaina, Professors at the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism.
01-07-2019Communication presented at the International Conference on Tourism (ICOT) 2019
A communication entitled “Tourism and air quality in Portugal: cointegration and causality tests” was presented by Maria João Carneiro and Celeste Eusébio at the International Conference on Tourism (ICOT) 2019, held from 26 to 29 June in Braga, Portugal.
13-09-20181ª project meeting
The 1st project meeting occurred on 13th of September, at the Department of Environment and Planning of the UA, with the participation of all the team members, and where it was discussed the planning of the tasks and the contracting of new researchers.
06-09-2018Opinion piece published at WATTSON site
The ARTUR Principal Investigator Alexandra Monteiro wrote an opinion piece for WATTSON about the research project.
COMMUNICATION PRESENTED AT THE ICEER 2021
A communication entitled “Tourism and Air Pollution in Italian regions" was presented by Sara Ciarlantini and Mara Madaleno at the 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2021), held from September 13-16, 2021.
This work intends to analyse the impact of tourism on air pollution at the regional level for Italy, and also investigate the evidence of a tourism-induced Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) for the Italian regions, including variables such as an economic indicator (GDP), energy consumption, and the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments, both by residents and foreign tourists. The findings fail to document any evidence supporting the EKC hypothesis for any of the air pollution variables at a regional level, therefore they do not reveal any inverted-U shape relationship between environmental degradation and output growth driven by tourism for any of the two sub-periods. Even so, the results point out that tourism development has mixed impacts (both positive and negative) on the different air pollutants. However, understanding the relationship between per capita emissions, economic growth, tourism, and the energy consumption is significant for policymakers and countries’ governments.