In early March, the German parliament (Bundestag) will be addressing human rights and tourism. In an interview we asked Klaus Brähmig, MP about the work of the parliamentary tourism committee on human rights, climate change and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Human rights being a cross-cutting concern, Mr. Brähmig stresses their role in various contexts, including environmental issues and women's rights, peace and education in less developed countries, the fight against exploitation of children, and access to food and drinking water. Climate change is above all addressed in the context of environmentally friendly mobility, promoting domestic tourism, regional sourcing and energy efficiency in the hospitality sector. CSR, labelling initiatives, etc. can, according to Mr. Brähmig, best be supported by the government through awareness raising and information. -ck-