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Climatologist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber provides suggestions for climate-friendly travel at ITB Berlin NOW

For the new form of tourism the natural world provides a win-win solution to the challenges of climate change, as Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, emeritus director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), explained at the ITB Berlin NOW Convention. And now it is time to apply this solution.

Post-COVID-19: Economic Recovery, or sustainability first?

ITB VirtualCon - Panel participants and moderation: Lucienne Damm, Julia Massey, Randy Durband, Rika Jean-François and Peter-Mario Kubsch.

An ITB Virtual Convention on December 10 discussed the future of sustainable tourism in a post-pandemic world.

Themes included: “Will sustainability goals be sacrificed to the economic recovery of the tourism sector? And will the Covid-19 crisis be a catalyst or a pitfall for sustainability in tourism?” The answer was unanimous among the four industry leaders invited to share their opinions. All agreed that sustainability will be a major component of a brand new tourism world.