Παρασκευή, 18 Μαΐου 2012

22 Μαΐου 2012: Συζήτηση με θέμα "Αειφορία και Τουρισμός"


Στο πλαίσιο του συνεδρίου του ΟΗΕ στο Ρίο της Βραζιλίας (διαβάστε ΕΔΩ) με θέμα την "Αειφόρο Ανάπτυξη" πραγματοποιείται συζήτηση στην οποία συνδιοργανωτές είναι οι Naturefriends International και το Πανεπιστήμιο της Βιέννης MODUL στις 22 Μαΐου, 18:30.

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Panel discussion
Has tourism become more sustainable?

An evaluation of the situation on the occasion of the UN summit “Rio+20” on Sustainable Development

22 May 2012 / 18.30 – 20.00

LIVESTREAM under www.nf-int.org/rioplus20

Speakers


Eugenio Yunis (CEO, FEDETUR Chile; former Director of the Department of Sustainable Tourism Development at the UNWTO)


Manfred Pils (President, Naturefriends International)


Moderation

Dagmar Lund-Durlacher (Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management at MODUL University Vienna)

The event will be held in English.

Date & Time
22 May 2012 / 18.30 – 20.00

Location
MODUL University Vienna
Am Kahlenberg 1
1190 Vienna

Organized by
Naturefriends International

In cooperation with
MODUL University Vienna

Kindly supported by
Austrian Development Agency

Please find further details in the invitation enclosed.
No participation fee; registration: markus.betz@nf-int.org


Please forward the invitation to your contacts and distribute it within your media channels.


Background


From the 20th to the 22nd of June 2012, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development will take place in Rio de Janeiro as follow-up conference to the first “Earth Summit” that took place in Rio in 1992 (Rio+20). The world’s heads of state and government are to provide fresh impetus to sustainable development.

Tourism is another topic of discussion of this conference. The tourism industry is the biggest service sector and has experienced enormous growth over the last 20 years. Similarly growing are the CO2 emissions due to passenger transporta­tion. The demands of an ever growing number of travellers aggravate already existing conflicts about resources (territory, water, energy etc.) in tourist desti­nations and increase the pressure on local ecosystems. Many of these problems have already been discussed on the occasion of the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. The necessity of an institutional and policy framework in order to guaran­tee sustainable development in tourism has been acknowledged.
What about sustainability in tourism today, 20 years after what was often called the historic Earth Summit in Rio? Which objectives have been achieved, which opportunities have been missed? How have the framework conditions changed over the last 20 years and which new, focal challenges have been added? How will tourism have to work in the future in order to take into account the demands of a “Green Economy”?

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