Travel Industry Wire - Environmental News Environmental Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Environmental News UN General Assembly: Sustainable Tourism is a Tool for Poverty Reduction and Environmental Protection A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:19:44 EST IATA Environmental Assessment Program Gathers Momentum The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five airlines have recently successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program. IEnvA is an innovative, voluntary, two-stage evaluation process designed to drive airline environmental performance improvements through independent assessment. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:48:31 EST GBTA, Project ICARUS Call for Nominations for 2015 Sustainability Award Project ICARUS Looking to Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:04:05 EST The Carbon Standard for the Airport Industry Goes Global Ahead of this year’s United Nations COP20 Conference Of the Parties on the issue of Climate Change, taking place in Lima in early December, a key development in the airport industry’s efforts to address their carbon emissions, was announced in Cancun this week - on the occasion of the 23rd ACI Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Annual Conference and General Assembly. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:12:59 EST Harnessing the Power of One Billion Tourists for a Sustainable Future Resource efficiency, conservation, and new technologies are the focus of a new international partnership on sustainable tourism Thu, 6 Nov 2014 09:43:23 EST Collaborating to Minimise Aviation’s Environmental Impact at Airports Today, EUROCONTROL officially launched the Collaborative Environmental Management Specification (CEM) at this year’s 9th Annual ACI AIRPORT EXCHANGE* Conference & Exhibition. This specification sets out a unique collaborative approach to managing environmental impacts at and around airports, supporting all operational stakeholders in their quest to reduce their gaseous and noise emissions as well as improve local air quality. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:00:40 EST Adapting Aviation to a Changing Climate As stakeholders from throughout the air transport sector gather at this year’s 9th ACI Airport Exchange conference & exhibition taking place today and tomorrow, EUROCONTROL and ACI EUROPE today made the first of 2 key announcements - about airports and climate resilience. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:25:14 EST Cruise Industry Honored with Marine Environmental Protection Award In recognition of the cruise industry’s efforts to preserve the marine environment, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has awarded Cruise Lines International Association with NAMEPA’s 2014 Marine Environment Protection Association Award. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:23:37 EST GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announce European Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability 2014 The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the annual Project ICARUS Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability, in business travel and meetings across Europe. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:24:59 EST Carbon Management Standard for Airports Takes off in North America Following the global airport industry’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions made 7 years ago* and the European launch in 2009 of the carbon management standard Airport Carbon Accreditation, last night saw a major development in carbon management for airports in North America. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:56:02 EST As Use of Passenger and Freight Rail Grows Social and Environmental Impact Magnified According to the International Union of Railways, passenger and freight trains globally traveled 12.7 billion kilometers in 2013, up from 9.7 billion in 2001. This increased use of rail entails environmental and social benefits, but also some risks, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner in the Institute's latest Vital Signs Online report. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:09:29 EST IRENA and UNWTO to Promote Renewable Energies in Islands' Tourism Sector The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to supporting countries’ efforts to adopt renewable energy, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, have joined forces to promote the use of renewable energies in Islands. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:40:39 EST Airlines for America Applauds Approval of Third Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Specification Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded ASTM International, one of the largest standards-development organizations in the world, for approving a new jet fuel specification that will further enable the use of sustainable alternative fuels in aviation. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:58:29 EST 102 Airports in 4 Continents Now Actively Addressing Their CO2 Emissions Following an industry commitment to reduce its carbon emissions, made 6 years ago and the launch, 5 years ago of the carbon management standard Airport Carbon Accreditation, European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today reported on the industry’s progress, during its 24th Annual Congress in Frankfurt. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:59:20 EST Asia’s Tourism Sector Commits to Face Up to Climate Challenge The need to strengthen the tourism sector’s ability to address climate change took centre stage during the UNWTO-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change. The Conference was held in conjunction with the 26th Joint Commission Meeting for Asia and the Pacific (Legazpi, Philippines, 18-20 May 2014). Thu, 29 May 2014 11:08:43 EST Airport Industry’s Carbon Reduction Programme Commended by OECD’s International Transport Forum The airport industry’s efforts to address its carbon emissions were highly commended at the annual global International Transport Forum (ITF) Awards announced at this week’s ITF 2014 Annual Summit. Tue, 27 May 2014 08:15:32 EST GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announces Winners for the Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2014 Awards Honor Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs Thu, 15 May 2014 13:02:10 EST Celebrity Cruises Ship Joins University of Miami 'OceanScope' Program to Monitor Oceanographic and Atmospheric Conditions Celebrity Equinox becomes third Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. vessel to feature technologythat helps scientists understand effects of climate change Wed, 14 May 2014 12:54:06 EST UNWTO-led Project Helps Fight Climate Change in Indonesia 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). Wed, 7 May 2014 12:39:42 EST Delivering Aviation Sustainability Through Unity of Purpose The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on all aviation stakeholders to stay focused and unified to deliver a vision for a sustainable aviation future. Mon, 5 May 2014 09:22:59 EST