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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2016: Tourism needs to become more environmentally friendly, too!
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Vienna, 1 June 2016

1.184 billion tourist arrivals world-wide. The current statistics of the International Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reveal the growth of international tourist arrivals and income from tourism. The tourism industry is pleased, but such growth has an enormous ecological impact on our planet; especially air traffic contributes greatly to climate change. Naturefriends International demands that all parties involved act responsibly: tourism industry, political decision-makers and travellers.

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30 YEARS AFTER CHERNOBYL: HIGH TIME FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION IN EUROPE!
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Vienna, 21st April 2016

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Naturefriends International demands the active implementation of a sustainable energy transition in Europe. Important instruments are the introduction of CO2 taxes and true-cost pricing for nuclear power plants.

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Human Rights in Tourism: Identifying and overcoming challenges
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A practical dialogue on current assessments from Mexico, Vietnam, and Myanmar

Berlin, 8 March 2016

At ITB the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism gathers for the first time world leaders in Human Rights Impact Assessments in tourism. Through its panel discussion it will enable mutual learning and exchange within the sector.

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NATUREFRIENDS DEMAND HARMONIZED PROVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR DECOMMISSIONING OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
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Vienna, Brussels, 24 february 2016

According to a working paper of the European Commission, there are serious funding gaps in provisions for the dismantling of nuclear power plants by the end of their lifespan. Therefore, across the EU there is currently a lack of more than 120 billion euros for the decommissioning of nuclear plants and the disposal of nuclear waste.

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