Climate Change and The Mediterranean: recognising problems-managing solutions

Andrew Jones

University of Malta

I am currently a senior academic at The University of Malta but have held positions at The University of Wales, International Faculty Cardiff, Swansea Business School and the University of Brunei. I have professional experience in urban and regional planning, business management and tourism at both international, regional and local levels and have been an enthusiastic contributor in teaching environmental, tourism and business management within the UK and internationally. In this respect I have been an active practitioner, researcher and teacher within higher education since 1981 when I first graduated with a BA in Urban and Regional Planning. In my most recent work I have specialized in transnational education – developing and managing collaborative programme provision overseas. In this international capacity I have a range of transnational education experiences with partnership development across Europe, Central, South and South East Asia. In my current positions with both the University of Wales and University of Malta I am involved in the University’s collaborative programmes and partnerships in Greece, China, and India but have also previously been involved with assignments in Hong Kong, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Japan, Germany and the UK. I completed my Ph.D. on research investigating the relationship and tensions between cultural regeneration, the environment and the development of niche markets. As such I have carried out numerous consultancy and research assignments relating to planning, the environment, climate change, coastal tourism, waterfront and economic regeneration and have published a number of industry and academic articles, reports and conference papers. To this end I have travelled widely and have contributed to international conferences in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia and spent two years as a visiting research fellow at the University of Brunei. I have over twentyfive years of UK higher education experience.


Concerns regarding climate change vis a vis tourism have been expressed, by for example (Smithers, 2016, Viner, 2006, EEA,2012, IPCC, 2014). A recent assessment reviewing ‘Disappearing Destinations’ using cases from... [ view full abstract ]


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