The EU tourism sector is worth 666 billion Euros or 3.98% of the region’s GDP, and provides 11.9 million jobs. The sector is made up of many different kinds of business such as travel companies, hotels, restaurants and is key to the economies of coastal regions, cities and nations. So how can a tourism sector support sustainable circular economy principles. This course will consider accommodation and food, tourism transport, events and places of interest
In the EU, transport services contributes 664 billion Euros (or 9% GVA) and is key to the supporting of the EU members’ economies, supporting the free movement of goods and people. Over 11 million people are employed in the sector and still largely relies on fossil fuels for its energy needs. This course looks at the relationship of the sector with material consumption.
In 2022, the EU’s agriculture sector contributed 222 billion Euros and was a major net exporter to the rest of the rest of the world. The sector also provides regular employment for 20 million people. However, the sector can be a volatile marketplace with impacts of global competition, climate change and the costs of inputs such as fertilisers. This course considers how the sector can develop more sustainably through the principles of the circular economy