Drought, Heavy Rain and Heat Waves Will Affect Tourism Business


A new study for the Federal German Environment Agency with PIK participation shows how travel regions can adapt to climate change.

Climate change in Germany will lead to more heat, increased drought with water scarcity and forest fires, less snow reliability, and increased heavy rain and flooding. Tourism will have to adapt.

The final report of the research commissioned by the Federal Environment Ministry with contributions by PIK researchers Fred Hattermann and Peter Hoffmann suggests that tourism regions should prepare now to continue to be attractive to travelers.

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze: "Tourism is both a cause and a victim of climate change. Around five percent of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are attributable to tourism alone, or more than one billion tons per year. The countermeasures are clear..."

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