Panama : the pilot country for the United Nations Fund for Climate Neutral Tourism
As part of the COP26 in Glasgow, agreements were reached between the UNWTO, the government of Panama and NOAH to establish Panama as the first pilot country to support the implementation of the United Nations Fund for Climate Neutral Tourism. This is an innovative financing instrument promoted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to respond to the problems related to the climate crisis.
This is just the Beginning
One of the highlights of the closure of the summit was the presentation of the commitment to climate action for emission-neutral tourism. A pact signed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Noah Regen business group (Network of Ocean ambassadors) and the Latin American Federation of Municipalities (Flacma).
The agreement addresses the financing and commitment to carry out actions that the UNWTO wants to transfer to tourism in this “new agenda” for the recovery of the tourism sector based on sustainability and social inclusion. Zurab Pololikashvilli, secretary general of this United Nations agency, congratulated all the institutions and companies involved in the organization of a first edition of the forum that has been “successful”.
The Future of Tourism Summit 2021 – Barcelona
Watch the conference of Frederic Degret and the pictures of the signature during the “Call To Action”.
Future of Politics Summit 2021 with Frédéric Degret
How can the collaboration between the public and private sectors shape politics in the future?
Frederic Degret presented NOAH in the Summit and shared what we have done in terms of collaboration between the public and private sectors. He highlighted the fact that governance needs to anticipate in order to keep political stability. The current climate crisis is pushing people to live near the coast and rising sea levels could complicate these conditions in the future.
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