The Icarus Foundation is grateful to Chris Lyle, Chief Executive of Montreal-based Air Transport Economics and Representative of UNWTO to ICAO for the following informative article on aviation policy as its relates to carbon emissions.
Having been excluded from the Kyota Protocol, aviation will be attract significant attention at the climate change negotiations occurring in Copenhagen in December 2009. It's vital that each tourism destination understand the issues at stake and be able to contribute intelligently to the discussion. We thank Chris for helping our understanding of the issues involved and encourage our readers to contribute to the discussion. Chris has helpfully identified nine tasks that need to be undertaken in Canada - which ones do you think you can best support?
The Maldives, a low lying archipelago in the Indian Ocean, a tourism paradise destination country less than 1 metre in average altitude has recently announed a goal of becoming "carbon neutral."
VANOC is propounding a "carbon neutral" 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
What do these and many other climate mitigation initiatives have in common? .....for more, download paper here.