ITB-Berlin 2008 Traveling with Climate in Mind Workshop Program

ITB-Berlin 2008 Traveling with Climate in Mind Workshop Program

Traveling with Climate in Mind Workshop

Climate Change and TourismInternational Tourism Exchange (ITB), Berlin 2008

Friday, March 7, 10:00 - 13:00, ICC Room 15/16

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas, University of Eberswalde


Introduction (10:00 – 10:25 a.m.)

  • Dr. Dietrich Brockhagen: atmosfair (Germany) – Impacts of aviation on the global climate and standards for carbon-offsetting

Part I: Climate-friendly options for tour operators (10:25 - 11:20 a.m.)

  • Hans-Peter Christoph: Avanti Busreisen (Germany) – Energy efficiency and ground transportation
  • Nari Blackett: Intrepid Travel (UK) – Climate-friendly long-haul operator
  • Rolf Pfeifer: forum anders reisen (Germany) – Global warming and Corporate Social Responsibility

Discussion with the audience


Part II: Options for tourism destinations (11:20 - 12:30)

  • Dr. Peter Brandauer: Municipality of Werfenweng (Austria) – Soft Mobility and short- haul holidays
  • Jürgen Stein: Cámara Nacional de Ecoturismo (Costa Rica) – Climate protection in the leading ecotourism destination
  • Ronald Jimenez: Nature Air (Costa Rica) – The world's first climate-neutral airline
  • Charmarie Maelge: Responsible Tourism Partnership (Sri Lanka) – Carbon-neutral Sri Lanka, Long-haul destination of the developing world

Discussion with the audience (12:30 – 13:00) 


Press Conference


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