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WTTC Calls for Commitment to Sector-Wide Climate Neutrality

The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, held a successful climate action event focused on the sector today during the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25.

WTTC reiterated its commitment in the global fight against climate change through its Climate & Environment Action Plan: S0AR.

The initiative sets an ambition for the travel and tourism sector to be climate neutral by 2050 and will set science-based targets, energy efficiency measures, renewable energy and initiatives to reduce the use of plastics, food waste and others.

WTTC has also spearheaded the creation of a Sustainable Travel & Tourism Partner programme, to recognise companies that are taking action on this area and will share industry best practices via a Sustainability Knowledge Hub.

As one of the world’s largest industrial sectors, the travel and tourism sector supports one in 10 jobs around the world and contributes 10,4 percent of global GDP.

However, it is also responsible for five percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. This underpins WTTC’s commitment to unify the sector in order to move faster to make travel and tourism part of the solution.