African Responsible Tourism - How can Travel and Tourism best reduce the carbon emissions of our industry?

African Responsible Tourism - How can Travel and Tourism best reduce the carbon emissions of our industry?

10 Apr 2019, 14:30 - 15:15

African Responsible Tourism
Language:
English (United Kingdom)

CONFERENCE THEATRE

With high rates of growth, the sector will become a more and more significant as polluters come under increasing pressure from regulators applying the polluter pays principle. The business case for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across all parts of the sector has never been stronger and public awareness of the issue and its consequences is rising. Climate change is happening now with wildfires, heat waves, flooding sea level rise and extreme weather events. The most recent IPCC report reminds us that human activities have caused a 1°C increase on pre-industrial levels. Recently emissions have begun to rise again and the IPCC is now forecasting, with a high degree of confidence, that global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate. Life will become increasingly unpleasant and dangerous for millions of us unless we take action.

 

https://news.wtm.com/decarbonisation-and-the-travel-and-tourism-industry/

Contributors

  • Harold Goodwin

    Moderator

    WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

    Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000...

  • Andrea Nicholas

    Panellist

    Managing Director

    Green Tourism, UK

    Co-founder of the Green Tourism Certification Programme during the past 21 years Andrea has assisted in development of green networks and...

  • Calvin Boia

    Panellist

    Head of Group Marketing

    Verde Hotels

  • Rene Laks

    Panellist

    Managing Director: Sub Saharan Africa

    Solarus

  • Lorraine Jenks

    Panellist

    Founder & CEO

    Hotelstuff / Greenstuff

    Climate Reality Leader, sustainability facilitator and ethical food activist, Lorraine will share 50 years of activism, lessons and hope. A teacher...

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