Ing. Paul Peeters (1957) is Associate Professor Sustainable Transport and Tourism at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences since December 2002. He is responsible for the Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport of NHTV and specialises in the environmental impacts of tourism and tourism transport in general and climate change mitigation in particular.
Paul has been educated as an aircraft engineer at the University for Professional Education Haarlem, the Netherlands. He worked four years as an aircraft preliminary design engineer on the development of the Fokker 50 and the Fokker 100 aircraft at the late Fokker Aircraft Factory in Amsterdam. Then he did two years research at the Dutch Energy Research Agency (ECN) on wind turbines. After this a long period followed in which he did research on transport and environment, at the Friends of the Earth (Amsterdam), Werkgroep 2000, a Dutch Consultancy Group and between 1995 and 2008 from his own Consultancy (Peeters Advies). He has been working on diverse projects like airship reintroduction, slow transport modes, cost and benefits of speed reduction, technological development of aircraft fuel efficiency, and transport accessibility for disabled people; common in almost all projects are the environment and the future.
He has been a guest editor for the Journal Tourism and Hospitality: Planning & Development and the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research and regularly reviews papers for the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Management, Global Environmental Change, Environmental Impact Assessment, Journal of Environment and Pollution, Ecological Economics, Transport Policy, Energy Policy, Tourism and Hospitality: Planning & Development, Annals of Tourism research, Transport Geography, Transport Reviews, Agritourism, Tourism Geography, Atmospheric Environment, WIREs Climate Change, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Vervoerwetenschappen, Carbon Management, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Tourism Geographies, and Environmental Management Review.