UNWTO and MSC Basis look to net-zero future on World Ocean Day


To mark the official naming of the MSC Euribia ship, MSC’s most energy-efficient to this point, worldwide leaders from the worldsUNWTO of science, policymaking and enterprise explored new paths to accountable consumption and manufacturing in tourism as a key technique for transitioning to a regenerative, carbon-neutral, and round blue financial system.

UN and Personal Sector: Collectively for Ocean Motion

The professional panel dialogue, organised by the MSC Basis and the World Tourism Group (UNWTO) to discover the topic of “Tourism Ocean Motion for a Web Zero Future”, featured contributions from leaders from throughout the private and non-private sectors.

  • Opening the occasion have been UNWTO Secretary-Basic Zurab Pololikashvili, Ambassador Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary-Basic’s Particular Envoy for the Ocean, and UNWTO Govt Director Zoritsa Urosevic
  • Representing the personal sector have been tourism and journey professionals from the USA and Europe, together with Pierfrancesco Vago, Chair of the MSC Basis Govt Committee and Govt Chairman of the Cruise Division of MSC Group, and world-renowned explorer Mr. Mike Horn.
  • Additionally contributing have been keynote speaker Amy Meek, Co-founder of Children In opposition to Plastic, Carl Gustaf Lundin, Senior Adviser at Mission Blue and an MSC Basis Advisory Board Member, and Frédéric Degret, Chief Govt Officer of NOAH Regen and UNWTO Secretary-Basic’s Particular Advisor on Ocean and Local weather Motion.

Mapping the Path to Sustainability

With coastal and maritime tourism accounting for not less than 50% of world tourism, in accordance with the Ocean Panel, and 40% of all associated export worth, the high-level discussions targeted on the important interaction of tourism and oceanic sustainability.

  • Methods outlined for attaining this centred on investing within the safety and regeneration of blue carbon ecosystems and nature-based options that maximise their capacity to attract down carbon, whereas concurrently advancing the decarbonisation of tourism operations and enhancing the resilience of native communities.
  • Policymakers and enterprise leaders shared insightful insurance policies, methods and options to speed up tourism ocean motion. These included the World Tourism Plastics Initiative, the World Roadmap for Meals Waste Discount in Tourism, and the Glasgow Declaration on Local weather Motion in Tourism, all constructing momentum in the direction of a Blue COP 28.

A Shared Imaginative and prescient for Tourism Ocean Motion

UNWTO Secretary-Basic Zurab Pololikashvili stated: “Discovering the proper steadiness between tourism operations and the well being of our planet has by no means been extra essential. Coastal and cruise tourism have a important function to play within the world financial system.

On the identical time, coastal and cruise tourism have a key function to play within the safety of our oceans. That is why the UNWTO is working with companions like MSC to advance Local weather Motion.”

Pierfrancesco Vago, Chair of the MSC Basis Govt Committee and Govt Chairman of the Cruise Division of MSC Group stated:  “Our partnership with UNWTO, exemplified within the ‘Tourism Ocean Motion for a Web Zero Future’ panel, is essential in our shared imaginative and prescient for accountable tourism. MSC Euribia, most power environment friendly ship but, symbolises this dedication. We’re assured that we’ll exceed the Worldwide Maritime Group’s 40% carbon depth discount purpose earlier than the 2030 deadline, and are actively working in the direction of attaining net-zero greenhouse gasoline emissions by 2050.”

MSC Basis Govt Director Daniela Picco added “The trail to sustainability can solely be a journey travelled collectively in dialogue and concerted motion. So I wish to thank UNWTO for his or her valued partnership in making this occasion attainable.”

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