School kids from Pangandaran, Indonesia, have urged global tourism leaders to take climate change seriously. The 451 participants of the Mangrove Ambassadors Program voiced out through a selection of 24 “Letters to Leaders” how climate change is affecting … March 8, 2013
In its on-going effort to cut global tourism emissions, UNWTO brought together experts from United Nations agencies and Oxford University at UN climate change talks in Qatar to present the latest strategies helping to reduce tourism’s contribution to … December 1, 2012
The Seychelles Minister of Natural Resource and Industry, Mr. Peter Sinon, and his Special Advisor, Mr. Antoine Marie Moustache, are back in the country after attending the Second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (AFC). … September 17, 2012
Climate change, over-fishing, pollution, unsustainable development, and coastal degradation are just a few of the problems facing governments throughout the Western Indian Ocean region. These problems threaten the coastal and marine resources of the Western … August 10, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reported on the melting down of the poles. Sir Ronald Sanders from Caribbean News Now from the Cayman Islands had his article, “The Poles melt, we drown,” reproduced because of the importance on the current state of affairs. The … May 6, 2012
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has issued a communiqué during the International Climate Change Negotiations in Durban, which urges governments to develop climate change policies, which ensure that travel and tourism can grow sustainably and … December 8, 2011
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change, make decision, and adopt resolutions on these issues. This year, COP17 will take … November 30, 2011
The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) held a conference at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 on meeting the challenges of climate change and the international experts sitting on the panel presented leading models of best practice.
The … November 11, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has said that Commonwealth leaders have recognized the inherent vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their need for specific developmental mechanisms to address core challenges such as food security … October 31, 2011
The Commonwealth and Developing Small States Meeting, convened by the Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), has called for the international community to urgently address the issue … October 26, 2011
Four prominent international experts will come together on a panel at World Travel Market to discuss the challenges of climate change to tourism and present leading models of best practice. The panel will be moderated by the International Institute for … October 24, 2011
Seychelles and China are set to boost and diversify their long-standing relations of cooperation. This emerged in talks between Seychelles President James A. Michel and the Chinese Vice-President Mr. Xi Jiling in China.
Noting that this year marked … October 20, 2011
"Cities and Climate" is the theme chosen by the United Nations to designate this year's Habitat Day [October 3]. In the Seychelles context, we have adopted "Nou Kominote an fas sanzman klima" as our theme.
Seychelles has been a pioneer in pushing … October 5, 2011
The Seychelles tourism industry has made a point about the effects of climate change that has been taken up in many of the environment press around the world. In the editorial of their last e-News, Louis D'Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles Tourism … September 18, 2011
The recipients of the second annual Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA) were announced at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg on March 29, 2011. These awards serve to recognize inspiring South African companies, individuals, schools, and youth groups … March 31, 2011
STOWE, Vermont, USA – Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Natural Resources, Zambia, Hon. Catherine Namugala, has officially launched the 5th IIPT African Conference: “Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change to Tourism in Africa and the Developing … March 24, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel will be traveling to India for a 2-day visit next week to address the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2011, which will be inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Climate change and sustainable … January 26, 2011
STOWE, Vermont, USA: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has agreed to be a partner in the 5th International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) African Conference. The theme of the conference is: Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change … December 21, 2010
As negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) are held in Mexico, the role of tourism in combating global warming should once again be highlighted. A COP16 side-event, organized jointly by the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico and … December 8, 2010
LONDON, UK - The world’s leading private-sector travel and tourism businesses have urged climate change policymakers at all levels to consult more widely with them. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) believes that governments continue to mistakenly … November 11, 2010
STOWE, Vermont, USA – The International Institute for Peace through Tourism, together with the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, and Natural Resources, Republic of Zambia, will announce the 5th IIPT African Conference on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at … October 27, 2010
Tourism is estimated to be responsible for about 5 percent of global carbon emissions. Air passenger transport is the major, and a growing, contributor to global greenhouse gases (GHGs) generated by visitors, with an estimated 2 percent of tourism’s … September 24, 2010
UNWTO (United Nations World Travel Organization) has joined all the other United Nations agencies assembled in Copenhagen to send a clear message that the UN is both “working and delivering as one” on climate change. The commitment, which is being … December 17, 2009
UNWTO has been working to raise awareness on climate change issues in the tourism sector for many years, and much has been achieved. The time is right for all those involved to forge ahead. Any further delay in action will result in consequences for the … December 16, 2009
Travel and tourism is one of the largest industries in the world providing a strong impetus to global economic development. In 2009, the travel and tourism economy is expected to account for 9.3 percent of global GDP and to generate over 210 million jobs, … December 16, 2009
Travel and tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, providing a strong impetus to global economic development. In 2009, the travel and tourism economy is expected to account for 9.3 percent of the global GDP and to generate over 210 million … December 11, 2009
Participating at the UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change at the UN General Assembly this week, Secretary-General ad interim Taleb Rifai reinforced the potential of sustainable travel and tourism, particularly for the world’s poorest countries. The … September 24, 2009
LONDON, UK - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today issued an official statement setting out the vision and commitment of travel and tourism industry leaders to tackle climate change.
The report entitled, 'Leading the Challenge on Climate … February 19, 2009
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers’ Summit, held during the World Travel Market (WTM) in London last week saw an exciting opening with Sri Lanka Tourism contributing a song/DVD "A land like no other; A Tourism EarthLung" … November 20, 2008
* Climate Change is a universal challenge
* The tourism community has agreed to respond
* Climate response must integrate poverty solutions
The conference “Tourism – Responding to Climate and Poverty Imperatives”, held in the context … March 6, 2008
The tourism sector has the potential to act effectively on the evolving common agenda of climate change response and the fight against poverty. UNWTO put forward this message during the thematic debate "Addressing Climate Change: The United Nations … February 14, 2008
Madrid, 14 August 2007 – UNWTO is asking all participants of the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism (Davos, Switzerland, 1-3 October 2007) to register with carbon offsetting organizations. Carbon offsetting mitigates greenhouse … August 14, 2007