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KLIMA Forum: Off on vacation - but in a climate-friendly way

Familie im Themenpark der KLIMA ARENA
Climate-friendly travel - know how!

Travel and climate-friendly - isn't that a contradiction? Tourism is responsible for around 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Our unbridled desire to travel is therefore a major contributor to the global climate crisis. At the same time, however, the tourism industry is also particularly affected by the consequences of the man-made greenhouse effect and is looking for new ways towards a more climate-friendly future.

Is it even possible to achieve the goal of "climate-neutral" travel by 2050? What changes will travelers have to prepare for in the coming years? The presentation takes a look at the future of tourism in the face of climate change. It shows solutions on how climate-friendly tourism can be achieved and what we should pay attention to now in order to contribute to this goal through our own travel behavior.

Martina Shakya is Professor of Sustainable Tourism Development at Heilbronn University. She has a doctorate in geography and worked for many years in international development cooperation, advising organizations and municipalities in southern Africa and South Asia on tourism and sustainable resource management. Since then, she has been teaching and researching the sustainability transformation of tourism and the hospitality industry.

The event is free of charge and will take place in the rooms of the KLIMA ARENA on the 1st floor.
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Dietmar-Hopp-Str. 6
+49 7261 144 1110
Free entry with the Museums-PASS-Musées
On 30 June 2024
Sunday: 15:00-17:00

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