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Environmental management for the Everest region

The University of Torino/I and the Ev-K2-CNR Committee are currently conducting an international co-operation project called "Everest: A Remedy Against Damage Caused by Tourism" in the Everest region of Nepal. The aim is to develop an environmental management methodology to be able to lessen the negative impact of the 70,000 or so western tourists a year in the sensitive eco-systems of the Everest region.
With the help of the local population researchers are looking at ways of raising the awareness of environmental issues among the people employed in the tourism sector. They also plan to examine in what form, if any, the environment certification ISO 14001 can be applied in the Everest region. An adapted version is to be translated into Nepalese. The ISO certification has already been awarded to several mountain refuges in Italy.
Source and information: http://web.econ.unito.it/cresta/convegni/file (it)