Frauke Fischer

Founder, Agentur Auf!

Frauke Fisher

Dr. Frauke Fischer is a wildlife biologist by training, working as the director of the Tropical Biology Research Station in the Comoé NP (Côte d’Ivoire) and conservation projects in countries like Tanzania, Brazil and others. In 2003 she founded auf! - the first business consultancy focussing on biodiversity issues on the corporate level. auf! provides scientific expertise on biodiversity, climate change and sustainability. Dr. Fischer designs and evaluates projects in the fields of biodiversity conservation, climate protection, and CSR – for both the private and public sector. Dr. Fischer was awarded with the Ford Motor Company Conservation Award in 2001 and the Sustainability Award of the University of Würzburg for her “Plastic Summer School” in 2018. She is the author of over 80 scientific papers and several books.

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The Decade of Decarbonisation & Restoration: Needed Actions in Hospitality

First of all: It's great that you have taken up this topic so prominently! Thank you for that.Biodiversity and ecosystem services are not only victims of man-made climate change, they offer on the other hand perfect so-called nature-based-solutions to counteract it.

Hospitality stakeholders: Why is COP26 important?

COP26 is important, because if we ALL don't finally take action against climate change, things will get tight. But what is even more important is the COP15. Am I too late or did I.

The price of hotel sustainability: willing-to-stay and willing-to-pay?

Maybe we should try this statement in communication: "The easiest way to become a hero or heroine is: choosing a sustainable hotel!" This would be connected with the fact that "doing it right" is the order of the day - not "going for cheap".

The solutions nature provides: how can hotels contribute and benefit?

Climate change is about "how do we live in the future?"; biodiversity loss is about "do we live in the future?" So the question "should we act?" does not arise. Hotels in the urban settings should design their facilities to be biodiversity-friendly and take the issue fully into account in procurement.

Sustainability-driven legislation: setting the right conditions for hospitality?

Here comes a plea for regulative action for biodiversity. Except of some natural goods such as timber from private forest, biodiversity and ecosystem services are public goods. That makes them prone to unsustainable use, the tragedy of the commons, and the free riding problem.
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