Tourism in a Changing Climate

In celebration of the 2013 World Tourism Day theme of "Water and Tourism: Protecting our Common Future" GWU's student organization Tourism For Tomorrow, in cooperation with the International Institute of Tourism Studies present "Tourism in a Changing Climate", a panel discussion exploring the challenges facing the tourism industry as a result of global climate change. The expertise of the highly-respected panel covers the science of global warming, water conservation and climate adaptation policy, as well as private sector sustainability within the tourism industry. Details: When: Monday September 23, 6:00-7:30 PM Where: Funger Hall, Rm. 108 (2201 G. St NW) Registration: Panelists: Kanta Kumari Rigaud Lead Adaptation Specialist (World Bank) Jamie Sweeting Principal (Sweeting Sustainability Solutions) Chairman (Sustainable Travel International) Katharine L. Jacobs (invited) Assistant Director- Climate Adaptation and Assessment (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) Format: Each panelist will deliver a 20 minute presentation, followed by a 20 minute Q&A Session. Live-Streaming Climate Nexus will be providing a live-stream of the discussion, and the message board will be monitored for remote participants to send in questions. The live stream link will open up shortly before the start of the program. For questions please contact Ben Taylor at