2022 has not started well with the war in Ukraine and the IPCC report, which affirms that we now face “irreversible impacts as natural and human systems are pushed beyond their ability to adapt.” They report with high confidence that “climate change has caused substantial damages, and increasingly irreversible losses, in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal and open ocean marine ecosystems”. In Cape Town at WTM Africa, we shall address climate change and resilience. It is not all doom and gloom. There are travel & tourism businesses and destinations taking responsibility and making tourism better -- we shall celebrate their efforts and achievements at the WTM regional shows and present them at the World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London in November.
 
 
The World Responsible Tourism Awards
The World Responsible Tourism Awards 
Every year, new businesses and destinations are recognised through the World Responsible Tourism Awards. Entering the Awards is an opportunity to showcase your achievements in the battle against climate change. 
 
Resilience and climate change
Resilience and climate change 
Climate change is a clear and present danger. Greenhouse gases continue to accumulate; in January 2020, the concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere was 413.30 ppm. In January of this year, it reached 417.99 – not even the global economic slowdown caused by Covid has slowed the growth of emissions..
 
Watch Responsible Tourism Sessions from #WTMLDN 2021
Watch Responsible Tourism Sessions from #WTMLDN 2021 
Want to enjoy responsible tourism content from WTM London? It’s only a click away. Enjoy the following four sessions: 
Decarbonising the Travel and Tourism Sector 

How can the travel and tourism industry contribute more to conservation and nature recovery?

‘Building Back Better’ for Destination Resilience

The 2021 WTM Responsible Tourism Awards
 
What’s new in Responsible Tourism?
What’s new in Responsible Tourism? 
Click to learn what’s happening in the world of responsible tourism.
 
 
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