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Many of the world’s biggest tourism companies have improved their carbon efficiency by 20 per cent in the last ten years and are on course to cut CO2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2035, according to a major new report.“Travel & Tourism 2015; Connecting Global Climate Action,” published by the World Travel & Tourism Council, outlines the preparedness of the sector for climate change alleviation measures and demonstrates the progress that has been made by the world’s leading airlines, airports, hotels, cruise lines, car rental companies and technology companies in the last decade.

The report concludes that the world’s biggest tourism companies, as represented by the members of WTTC, are, 20 per cent more carbon efficient today than they were in 2005.They are also on course to cut CO2 emissions by 50 per cent from 2005 to 2035 and on course to reach the target of 25 per cent reduction by 2020.In 2009, WTTC published “Leading the Challenge on Climate Change,” which identified key themes and action areas required to meet the target of reducing our 2035 carbon emissions by 50 per cent based on 2005 levels.