The significance of geotourism through the lens of Geoethics
Silvia Peppoloni 2022
Geoheritage and geodiversity visually and symbolically express the link between the physical and biological environment and cultural world. In the geoethical vision, their protection is fundamental, since they are irreplaceable components of a non-renewable social and natural “capital” They become points of reference to redefine the intimate connection between human beings and Earth, thus assuming a value meaning to be placed at the basis of a new way of experiencing the territory. Initiatives such as geoparks or geotourism represent their concrete implementation, as activities capable of enhancing the environment and its geological landscape. Furthermore, their learning and enjoyment also foster a broader understanding of the significance of geosciences and their importance for the functioning of societies, as well as promoting interactions with local human communities, and the expansion of one’s spiritual and aesthetical dimension while living the interaction with nature.
Peppoloni, S. and Di Capua, G.: The significance of geotourism through the lens of geoethics, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-1756, 7:50 minutes https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu…
The video presentation was broadcasted at the Session EOS4.1: Geoethics in the face of global anthropogenic changes: how do we intersect different knowledge domains? 24 May 2022, 13:20–16:34 (CEST), Room 1.14