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This introductory paper discusses tourism’s role in relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation, at a time when climate change is at the forefront of many political discussions. The development of tourism research in response to climate change in the past 25 years is outlined and limitations are identified. The paper also argues that while growing engagement with the challenge of climate change is evident across the tourism interests in the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen is noted and discussed. Questions are raised around the willingness and ability of both the tourism industry and tourists to significantly reduce global emissions. The papes brought togethe...