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 recommendations highlight the need for a policy framework conducive to the sustainable development of the industry while decoupling growth from increased greenhouse gas emissions.
The policy document calls for:
Building on these recommendations, WTTC released in 2011 the Durban Communiqué to governments during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban. WTTC calls on governments to continue to develop the policy structure needed to ensure that Travel & Tourism can achieve low-carbon growth, even in the absence of a global agreement at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Durban. For the full text of the Communiqué, please click here.
For more information on these WTTC climate change policy recommendations and the Environment Initiative, please contact Research and Activities