Back to the future: Time for more ambitious climate action from travel & tourism


President of “Good Tourism” Partner SUNx Malta, Geoffrey Lipman, reports: “UN Climate Chief Patricia Espinosa has formally confirmed to our SDG 17 partner Gloria Guevara at the WTTC top level support for the SUNx Malta Climate Friendly Travel Registry, and urged travel & tourism organisations to file their carbon reduction plans.” Here is Professor Lipman’s written statement about the news:

Let’s start with aviation which is pivotal for Travelism (travel & tourism) and which has neanderthal ambitions of a 50% reduction on 2005 CO2 levels by 2050. This was only relevant in 2005 when it was crafted by the aviation sector’s International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its daughter organisation Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), sold aggressively, and fed into the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) process over many years of multifaceted lobbying.

Times and needs have changed ... For the full story, visit: https://goodtourismblog.com/2021/03/back-to-the-future-time-for-more-ambitious-climate-action-from-travel-tourism/


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