Sustainability Drinks #12 - 18.06. @ Betahaus

Sustainable Travel: Pack for low impact.

You will get some insights on how to reduce your carbon footprint and what options you have to engage sustainably during your travels.


Dörte Kasüske, Consultant at mascontour GmbH on "Sustainability in German Tourism Destinations"

Natalie Hallensleben, CO2-Reporting & Green Meetings at atmosfair gGmbH on "Climate-Counscious Travel"


Doors and Chatting Along

Opening and Welcome by GreenBuzz Berlin

Dörte Kasüske, Consultant at mascontour GmbH: "Sustainability in German Tourism Destinations"

Dörte Kasüske is a consultant at mascontour GmbH, a Berlin-based consultancy that aims linking tourism and sustainability management innovatively and consistently. mascontour was founded in 2005. Since then the company has successfully implemented over 100 tourism projects in more than 30 countries. mascontour works at local, regional, national and international levels. Clients include destination management organisations, tourism businesses, development organisations and tourism policy makers. Being part of mascontour's interdisciplinary team Dörte was involved in tourism projects in Germany, India and Myanmar. Besides working as a consultant, Dörte is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Geography/University of Cologne. Her research focuses on value chains in tourism.

Sustainability in German tourism destinations
A nationwide, exclusive online survey conducted by mascontour GmbH in cooperation with ITB Berlin in 2014/2015 analysed sustainable tourism in German holiday destinations for the first time. The study took a look at understanding the importance of sustainability, responsibilities and commitment, implementation and need for action from the perspective of destinations. The result: sustainability can no longer be ignored in German tourism.

Natalie Hallensleben, CO2-Reporting & Green Meetings at atmosfair gGmbH: "Climate-Counscious Travel"

Natalie Hallensleben joined atmosfair in 2014 where she is responsible for the areas CO2-Reporting of business travel and Green Meetings. Previously, she worked at the international non-profit organization CDP where she managed the annual corporate environmental reporting cycle for the regions France & Benelux. She holds a dual Master’s degree in International Affairs from the universities Sciences Po Paris and the University of St. Gallen and specialized in climate change issues and development cooperation. For her Master’s thesis she spent a year in Nicaragua conducting field research on the use of micro-irrigation systems by smallholder farmers.

Climate-Counscious Travel
With our increasingly globalized society comes more mobility, both in business as well as in private life. Despite all of globalization's advantages, its climate impact cannot be ignored: If we want to limit global warming to 2°C, our Earth's atmosphere can only handle a limited amount of CO2. Since most modern means of transportation run on fossil fuels, further growth in mobility will quickly outstrip our global carbon budget. Therefore, avoidance and reduction of emissions ought to have priority whenever possible.
However, as long as climate-friendly alternatives to air travel do not exist, voluntary offsetting of flight emissions is an effective solution. The non-profit organization atmosfair offers individuals the possibility to calculate their travel emissions and offset their flight directly over its website. atmosfair actively protects the climate by offsetting greenhouse gases through renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in developing countries.

Quickpitch Session

You will have the opportunity to give a 1-min quickpitch again and tell the audience why they should talk to you tonight.
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