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Decades of mass tourism have put the Mediterranean coast under tremendous environmental pressure, yet the livelihoods of millions depend on it. Join this webinar to explore this challenge and see how transitioning to a sustainable tourism economy can be achieved during the Covid-19 recovery.
About the Event:
For over 50 years the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea have been under pressure from masses of people looking for Sun & Sand, with a huge environmental impact on the coast and elsewhere through hidden destruction.
For the first time in decades popular tourist destinations have received respite during the travel season, but at the expense of economic and social wellbeing of millions. So now what? This webinar will focus on how greening the sector can aid the recovery in these hard-hit areas.
This event is part of the Fair and Carbon Free Tourism project. This project aims to identify and create conditions for collective action against detrimental social and environmental impacts of tourism. These impacts of tourism-induced economic activities are often underestimated, and while social impacts are increasingly being considered in some of the tourist hubs of the project partners’ countries, for instance in Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Salzburg, or Ohrid, environmental impacts in particular are often not (yet) addressed.
- Susanne Rieger – Co-chair of GEF
- Sergi Alegre – Fundacio Nous Horitzons
- Tilly Metz – MEP Greens/EFA, Committee of Transport and Tourism
- Eugenia Pascual – Initiative for Catalonia Greens Girona
- Neus Truyol – Councillor Mallorca city, Equo
- Vedran Horvat – Director of Institute for Political Ecology, Croatia
Please check back later for a detailed programme.
This event will be taking place online. Register in advance via this link.
This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Nous Horitzons Fundació and with the financial support of the European parliament to the Green European Foundation