The Major Environmental Challenges: Carbon & Water

The Major Environmental Challenges: Carbon & Water

6 Nov 2017, 11:30 - 12:15

WTM Responsible Tourism Theatre


The travel and tourism sector contributes more than most nation states to the emission of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Water is a critical resource for an industry which enables people habitually used to consume a great deal of water to places where there is water scarcity and where local people use a great deal less. The last year has seen the US give notice that it wants to renegotiate the Paris Agreement and there are increasing doubts about the data being provided by countries on their emissions. Meanwhile, the concentrations of CO2 in our global atmosphere goes on up. Tourism is both a cause and a victim of climate change – excessive summer temperatures, storms and fire have damaged many destinationsA chance to catch up with the most recent developments and to consider how best tourism can address these issues.

Speakers include:

Moderator: Chris Warren

Jon Proctor, Chief Executive, Green Tourism

Linh Le, Group Managing Director, ASIA DMC 

Lisa Walker, CEO, Ecosphere

Susanne Becken, Director and Professor of Sustainable Tourism, Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith University


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Seats within the session are on a first come first served basis.



  • Linh Le


    Group Managing Director


    As Group Managing Director for ASIA DMC, Le manages multi-regional operations throughout Southeast Asia from its headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam. ASIA...

  • John Swarbrooke


    Professor of Tourism and Associate Dean - International

    University of Plymouth

    John is Professor of Tourism and Associate Dean – International at the University of Plymouth in the UK. He was previously Professor of Tourism at...


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