Ruth Mitchell

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WTTC urgers greater collaboration on climate change

THE world’s leading private-sector Travel & Tourism businesses have urged climate change policymakers at all levels to consult more widely with them.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) believes that governments continue to mistakenly disparage the industry over greenhouse gas emissions.

And yet have made little attempt to consult with it in drawing up climate change policies.

WTTC has therefore published a series of recommendations following consultation with industry and other stakeholders. It provides a framework for true partnership in the creation of policies that address climate change, while allowing Travel & Tourism to prosper.

The recommendations in ‘Climate Change: A Joint Approach to Addressing the Challenge’ highlight the need for a policy framework conducive to the sustainable development of the industry while decoupling growth from increased greenhouse gas emissions.

“The Travel & Tourism industry needs to grow as it is a major generator of jobs and global GDP; and this growth must be sustainable,” said Jean-Claude Baumgarten, President & CEO for WTTC.

“The industry needs strong leadership and support from governments to address climate change. This document was developed through a concerted collaborative effort by leaders in Travel & Tourism, experts and WTTC Environment Initiative partners including the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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