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Tourism and Climate Change Climate Change is a universal challenge and the world community has agreed to respond, in parallel with its commitments to the Millennium Development Goals. Tourism will play its part in the global response in solidarity with other sectors. (UNWTO)
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By the Experience Kenya News Team
Saturday, 27th September 2008

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008 to Saturday, September 27th 2008

Activities to mark this year’s Kenya Tourism Week / World Tourism Day have begun. The events will be held in Malindi district in Coast Province. The Kenya Tourism Week will be marked from 23rd September to culminate on the 27th September 2008 which is the World Tourism Day. The theme for this year is "Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change"

(Courtesy: Ministry of Tourism)


Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change – UNWTO
Climate Solutions Initiative

Lima, Peru - 26 September 2008

This year’s official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations are hosted by Peru in Lima with a Think Tank on “Tourism - Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change” and mirrored in UNWTO Member States around the world. UNWTO will also announce the new portal ClimateSolutions.travel for the industry to register good practice commitment.

The Think Tank will:

  • Consider global thinking on Tourism and Climate Change and its local applications.
  • Explore implementation in the framework of UNWTO’s Davos Declaration Process and the evolving UNFCCC actions.
  • Identify practical solutions for the sector.

ClimateSolutions.travel aims to become the central gateway for tourism stakeholders and the UN system for information on available solutions to help the tourism sector respond to climate change and, in a collaborative effort, to achieve Climate Neutral Tourism. Participants will share and learn about available Climate Solutions and access Climate Intelligence resources such as Documents Library, RSS feeds, useful web site links and a Climate Solutions Wiki. This Portal is developed with the support of UNWTO partner Microsoft.
UNWTO encourages tourism stakeholders to:

  • adapt tourism policies, commerce and destinations;
  • mitigate greenhouse gas;
  • apply existing and new technologies particularly for energy efficiency; and
  • encourage  financial resources particularly for developing states

Read more about Tourism respending to challenges of climate change

(Courtesy: World Tourism Organization)

World Tourism Day



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