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Join us for this half-day conference in Barcelona, as we discuss the challenges and future of tourism with experts, trade unionists, and green politicians.
About the event
From the COVID-19 pandemic to the war in Ukraine, inflation to the energy crisis – the tourism sector has been dealt many blows in the past few years. At the same time, mass tourism is itself implicated in several of our biggest challenges today: carbon emissions, housing shortages, crumbling infrastructure, poor working conditions, and the list goes on. As we look to transforming our economies and societies, the green and just transition of tourism is a crucial element.
In this half-day conference, we will tackle the question of tourism around three dimensions: mobility and infrastructure, labour and public services, and climate and environment. With experts, academics, trade unionists and politicians, we look forward to lively and thought-provoking exchanges.
This event is part of GEF’s Fair and Carbon Free Tourism project, which aims to identify and create conditions for collective action against detrimental social and environmental impacts of tourism. By engaging stakeholders in partner countries and developing a European transnational discussion on these challenges, we seek to build a community interested to transform this sector in the direction of low or zero carbon intensity and with a specific focus on social and economic justice.
Aurora Pedro Bueno – Director of the New Green Transition in Tourism department, University of Valencia
Deborah Pérez – trade unionist at MagmaCultura
Javier Pacheco – General Secretary of CCOO Catalunya
José Antonio Donaire – Tourism research institute of the University of Girona
Pau Noy – President of the Foundation for Sustainable and Safe Mobility
Sergi Alegre – Fundacio Nous Horitzons
Tilly Metz – Greens/EFA MEP and member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism [tbc]
Victor Català – former Blanes City councillor
10:00 Welcome and Introduction – with Javier Pacheco and Sergi Alegre
10:30 Tourism, Mobility, and Territorial Balance – with José Antonio Donaire and Pau Noy
12:00 Tourism, Public Services, and Working Conditions – with Deborah Pérez and Victor Català
13:00 Tourism in a Climate Crisis Context – with Aurora Pedro Bueno and Tilly Metz
Date and time: Saturday, October 8th (9:30 – 14:00 CEST)
Location: CCOO de Catalunya Assembly Space – Via Laietana 16, Barcelona
Registration: Pre-registration is not required, but please arrive on time.
This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Fundacio Nous Horitzons and the financial support of the European parliament to the Green European Foundation.