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Climate Change 2013 – IPPC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

The fifth annual assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that : “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, […]

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Aride island goes exclusively solar

  The Seychelles northernmost granite island, Aride, a nature reserve owned and managed by the Island Conservation Society and dedicated to protecting the island’s unique flora and fauna, has earlier this week switched off its diesel-powered generator as a new solar system took over. The Seychelles has a policy of increasing sustainable energy sources across […]

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Swedish Skyscaper Harvests Energy from the Wind With a Kinetic Hair-Covered Shell

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can harness the energy of the wind. The building looks as though it belongs at the bottom of the sea, with its long anemone-like hair, […]

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Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector

Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector Download from webiste “Intention of this document: EMAS is a voluntary scheme. This document is intended to support environmental improvement efforts of all actors in the tourism sector. Consequently this document is not only for EMAS registered organisations but for all actors in the […]

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EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents – Tourism Sector

The tourism sector encompasses a wide range of hospitality and recreational activities. The primary target actors of the SRD are tour operators, accommodation and food & drink establishments, and destination managers, such as local authorities. The main NACE codes covering the document scope are N 79 (Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities) […]

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Hansgrohe savings calculator highlights how hotels could cut water and energy consumption

As the world’s leading water experts gather in Abu Dhabi this week for the World Future Energy and International Water Summits, Hansgrohe, a leading manufacturer of bathroom fittings and showerheads, has unveiled how its online savings calculator could help hotels cut energy and water consumption. The calculator demonstrates the environmental benefits and cost savings offered […]

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Travelife – Sustainability System

Travelife is a training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reach sustainability. Operating your business in a socially and environmentally friendly manner makes good business sense!  Both consumer and business demand for sustainable products is growing and the public wants to know how you manage your business. Companies ready to get to […]

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