World Travel &Tourism Council: report on Climate Change

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), a forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry issued an official statement setting out the vision and commitment of Travel & Tourism industry leaders to tackle Climate Change as one of the single biggest threats to the world.The report entitled “Leading the Challenge on Climate Change” was launched at Clarence House under the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales.The report lists ten key action items for the industry. One of the key commitments to action is a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035 over 2005 levels. The report also defines an interim aspirational target of a carbon emission reduction of 30% by 2020 in the presence of an international agreement, or a 25% reduction by the same year in the absence of such an agreement.Source: WTTC press release; find full text here>>.

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