Speaking on behalf of GTAC, David Scowsill, president of the World Travel & Tourism Council said: “Tourism is a sector which collectively contributes almost ten per cent of the world’s GDP and one in eleven of all jobs on the planet”.
“For these goals to become a reality, decision-makers must demonstrate their intention to implement the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals is real and make their efforts transparent through careful follow-up and review”, he said.
India on Friday pledged to cut its emission levels by 33-35 percent over the next 15 years in what Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar termed an ambitious, fair and balanced commitment to protect the environment, married to the country’s own agenda for sustainable development.
Without going into the pros and cons of climate change, or pandering to, or ignoring the climate change deniers, if we look at the world’s past history, we can all agree there has been climate change in the past. It remains to be seen, however, if they are for a...
The environment minister announced India’s climate pledges after the government submitted to the United Nations a new plan for tackling climate change, ahead of the COP21 meeting in November that will seek to forge a global agreement on curbing Earth-warming emissions.
Speaking at a joint news conference at the White House, US President Barack Obama said that he and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jingping, had agreed that neither country would engage in cyber economic espionage in the future.
Advocating bringing in positivity before the Paris conference on climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday called for discussions on issues like lifestyle and climate justice.
In a joint announcement by Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in Washington DC, China and U.S. promised to take further joint action in a “common vision” aimed at delivering a meaningful climate deal in Paris at the end of this year.
Putin, without naming the United States, accused Washington of trying to enforce its will on others and mulling a possible reform of the U.N., which he suggested stands in the way of the perceived US domination.