Tourism Watch No. 98 on Flying and Climate Justice

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When it comes to aviation, actions rather than empty phrases are urgently needed. Every flight not taken is an active contribution to protect our climate. On a global scale, the North still flies disproportionally much. Therefore, in this issue we are focusing on our own realms analysing how travelers, the tourism industry and political decision makers can do their part to make flying less a reality. In addition, we look at India, the largest growing aviation market worldwide, and show how Peruvian tourism businesses and initiatives are assuming responsibility. More

Aktuell 65: Vertreibung aus dem Paradies

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Neues Papier zu Landraub und Verdrängung durch Tourismus

Immer wieder wird der Tourismus als Motor für nachhaltige Entwicklung und wirksames Mittel zur Armutsbekämpfung gepriesen. Sein enormer Land- und Ressourcenverbrauch wird jedoch viel zu selten berücksichtigt. Dabei bedroht er die Rechte der lokalen Bevölkerung auf ihr Land und ihren Zugang zu überlebenswichtigen Ressourcen wie Wasser, Forst- oder Weideland. Mehr

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Agenda 2030 and Tourism

Sustainable tourism is mentioned a total of four times in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The explicit mention of the sector not only emphasises its global importance, but at the same time commits it to fundamentally changing the tourism model that is so widespread today.
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Climate justice in tourism?

Eight percent of global emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases - i.e. almost every 12th ton – come from tourism. The lion's share of this is generated when travelling to and from the destination, especially when flying.
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All things legal! Human rights in tourism

Human rights violations in tourism are commonplace. Be it through exploitative working conditions in hotels, the displacement of entire villages for the construction of airports or the sexual exploitation of children by travelers. Governments and tourism companies must fully respect, protect and guarantee human rights.
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Voluntourism — "all Inclusive" social commitment?

Helping with an aid project or teaching English - many people want to do good on holiday. More and more providers are discovering the lucrative business of travel and "helping". But often these short-term, commercial offers do more harm than good.

Luftverkehr der Zukunft

Auf dem UBA Forum mobil & nachhaltig am 5. und 6. November werden Lösungsansätze und -konzepte diskutiert, wie die Emissionen im Flugverkehr reduziert werden können.

India Takes Off

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Air travel has become an integral part of life for the upper class and parts of the growing middle class. India’s Civil Aviation Policy seeks to make flights more accessible and affordable for the less affluent.

Taxing Aviation

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Bill Hennings sheds light on the current political debate within the EU and demands action in order to drastically reduce the effects from aviation on our climate.

Flight Exclusive

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The most popular destinations abroad amongst German travelers are Spain and Italy - spots that are all in medium distance and are accessible without planes. So how can tour operators get their guests to their destination without taking them to the airport first?

Why we sould be ashamed when taking a flight

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Flying is a luxury that only small global elites enjoy. However, it causes tremendous amounts of CO2 and severely damages our climate. It is high time for each one of us to take responsibility for our actions, recons Stefan Gössling.

Shared Responsibility

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The awareness for climate change is increasing amongst Peruvian tourism businesses. This article shows how they assume responsibility and take action.


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