Environment and Climate
The holiday paradise of South Africa beckons with pools, golf courses and wellness. But the country fails in supplying its population with sufficient water. A problem - also for the future viability of tourism.
Sourcing locally, wasting less. Food waste management can help restaurant and catering businesses to save not only resources, but also a lot of money.
Air-conditioners are a typical ‘false solution’ when it comes to adaptation to climate change. Passive cooling offers alternatives – also in tourism.
On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference, the travel and airline sector announced plans for more climate protection.
Since 50 years, the international community celebrates World Tourism Day annually on September 27. We have compiled some statements and demands from civil society networks.
A planned tourism project in the Indian Union Territory of Lakshadweep meets with resistance from both local people and the scientific community.
The Science Based Targets initiative shows companies, including tour operators how much and how fast they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
Romania is taking the chance for a sustainable transition away from coal - and gives the old coal fields in Jiu Valley a new economic significance through tourism.
In many destinations, climate change puts the future of tourism at stake. Apart from mitigation, adaptation will be a major challenge.
The United Nations Environment Programme and the World Travel & Tourism Council assess the impacts of plastic waste and provide implementation recommendations.