Low Carbon Transportation: Supporting Factors of Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism: The Role of Low Carbon Transportation

Image 1: Founder of Bumi Journey - Jessica Novia (center) gives her opinion at the discussion activity
Image 1: Founder of Bumi Journey – Jessica Novia (center) gives her opinion at the discussion activity

Jakarta, 17 May 2023Bumi Journey and Carbon Ethics were honored to organize a discussion with the European Union and delegates from the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) on climate change issues and sustainable tourism. The event aimed to foster EU-Indonesia cooperation on climate change, focusing on tourism and transportation sectors.

The event encompassed three primary activities to welcome the delegates to Indonesia: a mangrove forest tour, a global climate change awareness discussion, and a mangrove planting session involving all delegates.

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Image 2: Mangrove forest tour activity by local guides

The Connecting Line Between Transportation and Sustainable Tourism

The central focus of the discussion revolved around implementing low-carbon tourism globally and in Indonesia. The participants included politicians, academics, environmental organizations, media representatives, and youth participants, showcasing a diverse representation. Their presence highlighted the importance and feasibility of establishing an eco-friendly and sustainable tourism industry in the future.

Image 3: Mr Marian-Jean Marinescu (center) gives his opinion on the discussion activity

Discussions covered eco-friendly transportation, awareness campaigns for responsible travel, and green infrastructure development to reduce tourism’s carbon footprint. Collective efforts and collaboration among stakeholders hold the potential to shape Indonesia’s eco-conscious tourism sector and global impact.

“Enhancing the transport sector’s connectivity and competitiveness while also addressing transport poverty are crucial goals for the TRAN committee,” emphasized Mr Marian-Jean Marinescu, the head of the TRAN delegation.

Image 4: Mangrove planting activity by Mr Marian-Jean Marinescu

Mr Marinescu further stated, “We are pleased to have witnessed a wonderful example of an educational ecotourism site that takes into account the needs of local communities and benefits local stakeholders. Mangroves provide essential ecosystem services, such as shelter for surrounding biodiversity, a buffer against coastal erosion, and a significant carbon sink.”

Image 5: Mangrove planting activity by the delegates

Witnessing the European Parliamentarians’ firsthand commitment to addressing climate change was extraordinary. Additionally, Bumi Journey’s efforts align with the EU’s climate action vision, which is gratifying to observe. We commit to responsible tourism, community education, and partnerships for safeguarding natural treasures, such as mangroves.

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