Climate Protection and Tourism Industry – Time to Act!

195 nations agreed on a change to a more climate friendly society in the Paris agreement. This change will also not spare tourism. The specific effects on the international tourism industry will be the focus of myclimate's panel discussion with participants from politics and tourism industry.

myclimate panel discussion at ITB 2015

The exchange of views under the heading "Time to Act" will start from 2 pm on 10 March on the small stage in Hall 4.1. Fritz Lietsch, Editor in Chief of the <link - external-link "Opens external link in current window">Sustainable Business Forum</link>, will guide discussion towards the topic of entrepreneurial challenges, risks and in particular opportunities. Participants are Franzjosef Schafhausen <link - external-link "Opens external link in current window">(Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety</link> – an experienced climate policy expert and member of the German delegation in Paris), Wybcke Meyer (Managing Director of <link - external-link "Opens external link in current window">TUI Cruises GmbH</link>), Peter-Mario Kubsch (Managing Director of <link - external-link "Opens external link in current window">Studiosus Reisen GmbH</link>) and Stefan Baumeister (Managing Director of myclimate Deutschland GmbH).

After this discussion, the myclimate awards will be presented. myclimate will be awarding these to sustainability pioneers in the tourism sector for their commitment. In recent years, TUI Cars, Hotelplan, Kuoni Travel Holding and Airplus International have been among the winners. Afterwards, myclimate is looking forward to continuing the discussion over drinks during a relaxed get-together with all participants and the audience.


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