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March 6, 2020

10:45 - 14:45

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1


Potential and best practice examples of sustainable tourism.

Hosted by:

Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand, Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management, IUBH International University


10:45 - 11:00

Rika Jean-Francois, CSR Commissioner, ITB Berlin
Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand, Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management, IUBH International University

  • A hot summer and concerning climate reports: To continue on will lead into the abyss.
  • How can we still prevent the climate emergency?
  • Which measures to contain global warming and climate change are effective?
  • Which policy measures are unavoidable and to be expected?
  • To what extent is the global tourism industry affected?
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the world´s leading climate researcher, explains the status quo and the need for action. 

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director Emeritus, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

  • Goals and objectives of the Fridays for Future movement.
  • What should happen in tourism? 
  • Can we still travel as we are used to?
  • What do tourism providers like airlines do and is that enough? 
  • The positions of Fridays for Future and tourism providers: Are they irreconcilable or can compromises be found? 

Moderated by:
Prof. Dr. Roland Conrady, Scientific Director, ITB Berlin Convention, Worms University of Applied Sciences
Eike Otto, Consultant for Tourism and Regional Development,

Panel guests:
Dr. Dietrich Brockhagen, Executive Director, atmosfair
Quang Anh Paasch, Spokesman of the Berlin section, Fridays for Future
Franziska Wessel, Fridays for Future

  • Sustainability in the triangle of ecology, economy and social responsibility
  • Can we still continue to travel in the wake of climate change?
  • What would be the consequences of not traveling?
  • Is carbon offsetting the solution?
  • Which SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) can tourism contribute to?
  • What responsibilities do tour operators have?
  • Is greed really good when it comes to traveling? 

Moderated by:
Dinah Deckstein, Journalist, Der Spiegel

Panel guests:
Peter Mario Kubsch, Managing Director, Studiosus
Philipp Laage, Journalist & Author
Antje Monshausen, Head of Tourism Watch, Bread for the World

14:00 - 14:45