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Keynote Panel: Responsible Tourism Destinations: Roadmap To A “High Ambition Scenario”


March 4, 2020

12:00 - 12:45

CityCube Berlin, Hall A1

-In Cooperation with UNWTO-

  • According to the UNWTO/ITF report on “Transport-related CO2 emissions of the tourism sector – Modelling Results”, under the current ambition scenario, a total of 1,998 million tonnes of transport-related CO2 will be attributable to tourism by 2030, representing an increase of 25% over 2016.
  • The discussion of this high-level panel will build on the commitment of the tourism sector to advance towards a climate high ambition scenario in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, as expressed during the COP25 official side-event “Transforming Tourism for Climate Action”.
  • Policy makers, destinations and industry leaders will explain their leading commitments to transform tourism and aim to support a “high ambition scenario” of climate action in tourism.

Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, UNWTO

Moderated by:

Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director Sustainable Development of Tourism, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Panel guests:

Felix Eichhorn, President, Aida Cruises Ltd.

Alba Lajusticia, Director, Tourism Observatory of Barcelona

Glenn Mandziuk, President & CEO, Thomson Okanagan Tourism Region, British Columbia, Canada

Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum