No. 74 Climate Change (03/2014)

Large Carbon Footprint and Various Side Effects

The climate mitigation targets for the aviation sector defined by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are: CO2-neutral growth of aviation by 2020 and a 50 percent reduction of net CO2 emissions by 2050 (as compared to the base year 2005). In order to achieve this, the aviation sector also hopes for the development of …

International Tourism Exchange (ITB) Berlin 2014

ITB Berlin 2014 will take place from 5th to 9th March. From Wednesday to Friday, the trade fair will only be open to trade visitors, on Saturday and Sunday also to the general public. Opening hours: daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Info: www.itb-berlin.de/en Events organised by or in cooperation with Bread for the World – Tourism Watch You will find us at booth 217 in hall 4.1 (in between TourCert and …

Biofuels for the Aviation Sector

Carbon dioxide emissions of aviation are increasing at two to three percent per year, contrasting international sustainability goals to reduce global emissions by 80 percent during the 21st century. The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) proposes "climate neutral growth" through energy efficiency improvements, carbon trading, and large scale shifts to biofuels.* In 2050, ATAG envisages 60 to 70 …

The Failure of Jatropha

The aviation sector has been experimenting with jatropha as one of the agrofuel solutions of the future and still goes on to promote it. Experiences in India, however, have shown that jatropha has had serious side effects and has not fulfilled expectations. To find out what went wrong, we interviewed Souparna Lahiri, an independent researcher based in Delhi, who had conducted a study on jatropha …

Less "Fun", More Challenges

Tourism is a booming industry in the Philippines. This trend has been running for a couple of years now, making this Southeast Asian republic one of the rising stars in the global tourism industry. In 2012 alone, the number of visitors increased to 4.3 million from 3.9 million the previous year, contributing around 5.9 per cent of the country's 195 billion euro economy. With its promotional slogan …

Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism

Non-governmental organisations and tour operators in the German-speaking area have joined forces and founded the "Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism" in order to develop concepts about how tourism businesses can fulfil their responsibility of respecting human rights. The members want to acquire and exchange practical experiences and make diligence of human rights the standard in the tourist …

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