Tourism Watch No 115

Climate Justice in Tourism

Tourism is both: a catalyst for climate change and a sector propelled by the climate crisis. Its viability as a profitable economic sector hinges on its ability to swiftly transition towards climate neutrality. Climate justice in tourism means reducing emissions, enforcing the polluter-pays principle, and enhancing the value of tourism at the destination level.

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Tourism Watch at ITB 2024

International Tourism Fair ITB

The ITB will take place in Berlin from March 5-7, 2024. Tourism Watch @ Brot für die Welt will once again be represented this year with joint stand no. 201 in hall 4.1 to seek exchange with the tourism industry and tourism policy. We will also be taking part in events on human rights, participation and voluntourism.

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Newsletter No 114

Tourism in the SDGs

Tourism is indispensable for the achievement of all SDGs. That is why the Transforming Tourism Initiative (TTI) is taking stock at the mid-term point and looking at the extent to which progress can be seen in tourism for nine of the 17 goals. Five selected contributions are presented here in German.

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Civic Space Under Siege -The Future of Tourism as a Freedom Economy

At the world's largest tourism trade fair ITB on March 5, 2024, Antje Monshausen was invited to provide a keynote speach in the 'diversity and

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Not on Track

To achieve climate justice in tourism there is still a long way to go. Climate mitigation and adaptation are urgently needed.

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Tourism at any price?

Dr. Ya-Yen Sun looks at the economic profitability of tourism from a cost-benefit calculation taking into account environmental effects.

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[Translate to english:] Strand aus Vogelperspektive

Sharing benefits and burdens of tourism in the era of climate crises

Climate protection is crucial to achieve climate justice for communities. Two initiatives from Latin America show how to promote climate justice.

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Scaling Up Decarbonisation

More than 100 climate-neutral tours. Thailand, shows how cross-sectoral collaboration and policy support can help to scale up climate action.

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The Loss and Damage Fund: Costs and Benefits for the Tourism Sector

The 28th Climate Summit (COP 28) established a fund to cover loss and damage caused by climate change. The tourism sector should contribute to it.

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Schiphol airport: measures to reduce emissions

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport published new research findings and policy recommendations to reduce its C02 emissions by 30%.

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Protestplakat Fridays for Future

Missing link between tourism and gender at COP 28

Equality in Tourism criticizes the lacking intersectional approach between gender equality and tourism at the COP 28 in Dubai.

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Alba Sud summer school in Barcelona

The Alba Sud summer school will take place in Barcelona from 17-20 June 2024. It offers critical perspectives on the transformation of tourism.

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SDG 4: Education

Tourism can support education SDG 4 in many ways. Suyatri in the southern Indian state of Karnataka provides an example of how this can be done.

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