World Travel & Tourism Council

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Climate Change

The WTTC and its Members are leading the way in advancing carbon emissions mitigation while helping operating environment adapt to the impacts of climate change. The following videos demonstrate and celebrate the achievement of WTTC Members and show the individual accounts of their motivations, challenges, progress, and future predictions for the Travel & Tourism industry.

Leading the Challenge on Climate Change - David Scowsill, President and CEO - WTTC
Role Of Travel and Tourism Industry
Leading the Challenge
Priorities For The Future

According to the 2009 report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), immediate action can reduce current levels of GHG emissions and redesign a sustainable global economy, at the same time as helping to minimise the threat of climate change.

In its report entitled Leading the Challenge on Climate Change WTTC set out a vision for, and commitment to, tackling GHG emissions. The report underlined the important role of partnership in attaining the vision defined by WTTC and called for an alignment of goals and efforts among leaders of industry, employees, customers and policy-makers - whether in the commercial or public domain. More than 40 Chairs and CEOs from the industry have adopted the plan.

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WTTC has published a series of recommendations in Climate Change - A Joint Approach to Addressing the Challenge providing a clear framework for true partnership in the creation of policies that address climate change, while allowing Travel & Tourism to prosper. This document was developed in close consultation with industry and other stakeholders including the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The policy document calls for:

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