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Cruise lines work toward sustainability amid tightening regulations

The 200-mile emissions control area around the U.S. and Canada designated by the International Maritime Organization represents a solid effort by authorities to curb the damage caused by cruise ships around the world. Carnival Cruise Line has recently taken the lead in cruise lines’ sustainability efforts by installing a $180 million exhaust filtration system on […]

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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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UNWTO Conference on ‘Sustainable Tourism in Islands’ Opens in La Reunion

  The role of tourism in Island Destinations as a means to promote economic growth and sustainable development is the main topic of the Conference on Sustainable Development of Tourism in Islands, organized jointly by UNWTO and the government of France (Réunion Island, France, 11-13 September 2013). Critical issues for island destinations, including sustainable tourism […]

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Green-based Tourism Can Attract ‘Premium Paying’ Tourists

In the first half of 2013, 2.38 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines. But the German Embassy officials said the country can still attract more, particularly high-value tourists, if it would adopt sustainable forms of tourism. During his recent visit to the Philippines, Michael Hasper, deputy head of commission of the German Embassy, said Europeans, […]

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UNWTO partners with top Spanish engineering company: Delivering new tourism solutions

  Research, best practices and new methodologies for tourism development are at the centre of an agreement signed between UNWTO and Spanish public company ISDEFE (Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España). This agreement aims at developing pilot projects based on a range of subjects including connectivity, energy in tourism, among others. UNWTO will […]

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Carbon Trust Announces Plans for New Waste Standard for Businesses

New Waste Standard from Carbon Trust to help organisations reduce their waste.   The Carbon Trust today announces plans to launch the world’s first international standard for organisations to certify that they are managing and reducing waste. The announcement coincides with the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Standard, which has […]

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Sustainable tourism: people power and destination stewardship

 “When on holiday, we all behave a little differently, and are less rigid – whether that is the diet, bedtime, or letting the tap run. According to sustainabletourism.net, on average a Canadian household uses 3,261 litres of water per day, whereas a single resident in a luxury hotel uses around 1,800. Compare this to a […]

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UK’s Green Tourism tops list of global certification schemes

An initiative launched 16 years ago to promote sustainable tourism and stop ordinary people being ripped off by ‘greenwash’ has been named the “most credible” certification programme in the world. An investigation into the ethics and expertise of 158 schemes used by businesses to boost their environmentally-friendly credentials has named the Perth-based Green Tourism Business […]

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Airbus to Work With Air Canada to Study Renewable Jet Fuel

“Airbus SAS, Air Canada (AC/A) and BioFuelNet Canada agreed to work together to study clean jet fuel with the aim of eventually supplying the Canadian carrier as the aviation industry seeks to cut emissions in half. The companies signed the agreement in Montreal today, Blagnac, France-based Airbus said in an e-mailed statement. They will do […]

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