The UNWTO-led Sustainable Tourism through Energy Efficiency with Adaptation and Mitigation Measures (STREAM) project, which concludes this week in Indonesia, is supporting the tourism sector in the popular tourism destination of Pangandaran in West Java in reducing its energy footprint and adapting to climate change (Jakarta/Pangandaran, Indonesia, 5-7 May 2014).
The airport industrys efforts to address its carbon emissions were highly commended last night at the annual global Sustainia Awards ceremony in Copenhagen. As part of this years event, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard announced the finalists and winner of the European Commissions World You Like contest.
UNWTO and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) forged a new cooperation agreement consolidating efforts on sustainable tourism and the protection of natural and cultural heritage.
Following the conclusion, on Friday 5 October, of the ICAO 38th Assembly meeting in Montreal, Canada, the Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), Mr. Andrew Herdman, welcomed the decision reached by governments to proceed with the development of a global market based measure addressing emissions from international aviation.
Sustainable Travel International has announced the launch of its Canada operations, in an effort to enhance the organization's mission to collaborate with destinations, business and travellers to implement innovative sustainable tourism development and conservation solutions that protect the environment, support adaptation to climate change, maintain sense of place, and generate economic benefits.
Today, at the WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announces an official reciprocal agreement with the World Travel & Tourism Council´s (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, the world´s leading sustainable tourism awards, to broaden the important message of sustainable and responsible tourism globally.