Tourism plays an important economic role in Berlin. The new edition of the TSA study for the reference year 2020 not only once again quantifies economic indicators – gross value added and employment – related to tourists’ consumption*. For the first time, the impact of the Corona pandemic on Berlin tourism is also calculated by DIW Econ in cooperation with TouristiCon and dwif, on behalf of visit Berlin.
The amendment to the Berlin Climate Protection and Energy Turnaround Act (EWG Bln) sets binding climate targets for Berlin: A reduction of CO2 emissions by at least 70 per cent by 2030 and by at least 90 per cent by 2040 compared to the reference year 1990, and the achievement of climate neutrality by 2045 at the latest.
The Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Programme (BEK 2030) is the central instrument for achieving Berlin’s climate targets. According to the Berlin Climate Protection and Energy Turnaround Act requirements, the BEK is to be further developed regularly, and the draft is to be submitted to the Berlin House of Representatives no later than one year after the constitution of the parliament.
The Free State of Bavaria is in a predestined position to become a pioneer for decarbonisation and the transformation of economy and society towards sustainability by 2030. However, this transformation can only be achieved through targeted investments and measures that create synergies between transformative developments. The current study by DIW Econ and the Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS), commissioned by BUND Naturschutz and Greenpeace Deutschland, identifies measures in selected sectors – energy, mobility, tourism, agriculture and forestry, and nature conservation – in which systematic public investment over the next decade can accelerate structural change toward a sustainable and future-proof Bavaria, thereby strengthening employment, innovation, climate and nature protection, and sustainable development.
Since 16.02. to 16.03.2022, the 2nd public participation phase of the further development of the Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Programme (BEK) is possible for the citizens of Berlin, in which suggestions and comments on the further development as well as concrete measures can be submitted and evaluated. Participation is requested through the participation platform of the state of Berlin, mein.berlin.de!
Further development of the Berlin energy and climate protection program for the implementation period 2022 to 2026 – meinBerlin
Using the Tourism Satellite Account, DIW Econ in cooperation with TouristiCon and dwif quantified the overall regional economic impact of tourism in Lower Saxony for the second time and updated the previous study with the reference year 2015.
For the year 2019, the total consumption expenditures of overnight and day tourists with private and business travel motives in the federal state were determined, and the effects on economic performance and employment triggered by these expenditures were calculated.
In addition, an estimate was made for the year 2020, in which the Corona pandemic posed particular challenges for tourism.