Climate change is one of the single biggest threats to the world as we know it. However, according to a recent report launched 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.
WTTC is the global forum for the Travel & Tourism industry. Members of the Council are Chairs and CEOs of the industry’s foremost 100 Travel & Tourism organisations. In their report entitled Leading the Challenge on Climate Change industry leaders set out a vision for, and commitment to, tackling GHG emissions.
The report underlines the important role of partnership in attaining the vision defined by WTTC and calls for an alignment of goals and efforts among leaders of industry, employees, customers and policy-makers – whether in the commercial or public domain.
The report was the culmination of a joint effort, led by WTTC and facilitated by experts from the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. A group of management executives specialising in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the environment from 30 Travel & Tourism companies across the world formed a ‘soundboard’ committee, helping to guide the vision, commitment and action plan which has since been adopted by more than 40 CEOs from the industry.
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So where is the combined response from the Meetings industry?