Estimation Of CO2 Emissions by Hawaii’s Tourism Industries

January 7, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Please join us for a public seminar by Professor Morihiko Kinjo and Kohei Miyagi, Department of Tourism Sciences and Industrial Management, University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

Hawaii’s tourism industry appears to have some untapped potential to reduce CO2 emissions, say tourism science experts Kinjo and Miyagi. Their current study uses embodied coefficient and input-output analysis to measure CO2 emissions produced by industries that support tourism in Hawaii. Their method estimates the CO2 emissions for each industry plus emissions from supporting industries. The method presents perhaps a truer picture than other methods of greenhouse gas emissions from the tourism sector. Kinjo and Miyagi will share their findings, including how Hawaii’s accommodations, food, and beverage industries have the potential to reduce emissions in the area of energy consumption.

Morihiko Kinjo is a Professor of Tourism Economics and Statistics at the University of the Ryukyus. He is one of Japan’s experts on account-based models such as TSA, IO, SAM and CGE. Prior to his current position, he was a professor of Environmental Economics, Department of Economics, Tokai University for almost 15 years. He has written extensively on economic and environmental aspects of tourism development in island economies. He holds a PhD in International Development from Nagoya University (1998.) He was an EWC Visiting Scholar in 2007.

Kohei Miyagi is working on a master’s thesis in tourism science at the University of Ryukyus, using the embodied model to estimate water usage by tourism-related industries in Okinawa. He is a UH alumnus and works at the UH Cancer Center.

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