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Spotlight on Climate and Tourism at this week’s Climate COP25.

December 03, 2019 4am Pacific
Climate Action in the Travel and Tourism Sector

https://unfccc-cop25.streamworld.de/webcast/climate-action-in-the-travel-and-tourism-sector-re

Agenda (PDF)
New Action Plan Towards Achieving Climate Neutrality in Travel and Tourism by 2050

https://www.unwto.org/one-planet-stp-cop25

Transforming tourism for climate action requires embracing a low carbon pathway with awareness and optimization as key elements. Awareness: through measurement and disclosure of the emissions related to tourism activities and the setting of evidence-based targets. Optimization: through instruments and strategies to scale-up mitigation and adaptation in the tourism sector with all stakeholders having to play a role.

In this side-event, policy makers will discuss their strategic approaches to transform the tourism sector. The report “Transport related CO2 emissions of the tourism sector – modelling results” will be launched and provide the basis for discussion as it forecasts transport related emissions of the tourism sector to 2030 against a current ambition scenario.

The event is part of the activities of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme and is organized by UNWTO, in collaboration with UN Environment and the governments of France and Spain.

Questions

  • Is there on-demand videos from presentations / workshops on travel and tourism?
  • Are any of the reports / resources mentioned available online?
  • What is climate-friendly travel?
  • How is climate change affecting Las Vegas?
  • If the time for action is now, what actions are being enacted by the travel and tourism sector?

Headlines
COP25 really is the ‘point of no return’ in the climate emergency. Here’s why – CNN

Provisional Agenda
TRANSFORMING TOURISM FOR CLIMATE ACTION Side-event of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme at COP25  (led by UNWTO in collaboration with UN Environment and the governments of France and Spain)Tuesday, 3rdDecember 201911:30 –13:00 hrs IFEMA, Blue Zone, Hall 4, Room 6Provisional Agenda Transforming tourism for climate action requires embracing a low carbon pathway with awareness and optimization as key elements. Awareness: through measurement and disclosure of the emissions related to tourism activities and the setting of evidence-based targets. Optimization: through instruments and strategies to scale-up mitigation and adaptation in the tourism sector with all stakeholders having to play a role. In this side-event, policy makers will discuss their strategic approaches to transform the tourism sector. The report “Transport related CO2emissions of the tourism sector –modelling results” will be launched and provide the basis for discussion as it forecasts transport related emissions of the tourism sector to 2030 against a current ambition scenario.

Opening remarks

Ms.Patricia Espinosa, Executive-Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Mr.Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Panel discussion Moderator:

Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO Panelists:

Ms. Isabel Oliver, Secretary of State for Tourism of Spain

Ms. Brigitte Collet, French Ambassador for Climate

Mr. Carlos Gentile, Secretary of State for Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Argentina and Chair of the Board of Directors of the One Planet network

Mr. Wills Agricole, Principal Secretary for Energy and Climate Change of Seychelles

Closing remarks

Mr.Manuel Butler, Executive Director, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

WTTC
https://www.wttc.org/priorities/sustainable-growth/climate-change

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