Carbon, Water and Certification

Carbon, Water and Certification

19 Apr 2018, 10:30 - 11:15

Conference Theatre

The industry is accused of wastefully using too much water and emitting too much carbon pollution contributing to accelerating global warming. There is a scientific consensus about the growing scale of the challenge. We all share the same atmosphere, the greenhouse gases emitted by the tourism sector make a significant contribution to climate change with serious negative impacts on the lives of people in Africa and elsewhere. With growing populations and climate change, more areas are experiencing water shortages, and the industry is under increasing pressure to reduce consumption and recycle grey water. There is a business case for reducing water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and communicating your efforts and achievements to your business partners and your guests and clients. What contribution can certification make? 


  • Moderator: Harold Goodwin, WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor
  • Jonathan Gibson, Chobe Game Lodge
  • Mandi Jarman, City Sightseeing
  • Lance Greyling, Director of Trade and Investment, City of Cape Town 
  • Chris van Zyl, group environmental manager and horticulturist Vineyard Group
  • Ana Lemmer, programme manager Fair Trade Tourism


  • Dr. Harold Goodwin


    Responsible Tourism Advisor

    World Travel Market

    Harold is Professor of Responsible Tourism Management at Manchester Metropolitan University Harold researches on tourism, local economic development...

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