Wednesday, October 12, 2011
UNEP, OECD Launch Climate Change and Tourism Policy Report
A report titled “Climate Change and Tourism Policy in OECD Countries,” has just been released by UNEP, and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In it, they warn that which unless resource-efficient policies are developed, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the tourism industry will double over the next 25 years. One of the key findings of the report is that national emissions reduction strategies relating to tourism will not be sufficient to bring the sector in line with the international community's overall objective of reducing emissions by at least 50% by 2050. The report recommends the development of stronger climate change mitigation policies and incentives for the tourism sector.