Christina Beckmann

Co-creator, Tomorrow’s Air; Vice President, Adventure Travel Trade Association

Christina Beckmann is a co-creator at Tomorrow's Air. Incubated by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Tomorrow's Air is the world's first carbon removal collective educating, inspiring and uniting travel for carbon removal with permanent storage. With twenty years’ experience in sustainable tourism, Christina has worked in more than 30 countries on projects for clients including national governments, philanthropic foundations and local entrepreneurs with environmental sustainability at their core.

A frequent speaker and writer at sustainable tourism conferences, Christina is an author and contributor to numerous works published in the travel trade and popular press, including National Geographic's Riding the Hula Hula to the Arctic Ocean, and the Routledge Handbook of Tourism Impacts.

Committed to future leaders, Christina generously devotes time to mentor and support students working at the intersection of climate, travel and social entrepreneurship. In the past she has collaborated with students from Cambridge University, George Washington University, the University of California, San Diego and others.

Originally from Alaska, Christina now divides her time between San Francisco, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Will Sustainable Aviation Ever Take Off?

For those of us who love to travel, climate guilt weighs heavily. Civil aviation accounts for about 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and that number is going up. But while electrifying cars and trucks is already well underway, flying planes on anything other than liquid fuels remains devilishly difficult. Despite that difficulty, there are options. Sustainable aviation fuels, or SAFs, hold the most promise, as they can theoretically drop right into existing engines and infrastructure.