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30 April 2015 – Environmental protection can also be good for business. Here’s why the Philippines should follow Malaysia’s example and take advantage of a booming birdwatching industry to give tourism and eco-awareness a much-needed shot in the arm. Mads Bajarias. Read more.

 

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29 April 2015 – Ecotourism Australia certified operators took home a third of all awards at the 2014 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, presented at a Gala dinner in Adelaide last week. The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards celebrate the epitome of excellence in the Australian tourism industry. Read more.

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29 April 2015 – World Tourism Organization Secretary General Taleb Rifai reveals the biggest drivers of tourism development and how they will impact communities for years to come. A Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) interview. Read more.

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24 April 2015 – Six indigenous communities have launched an ecotourism initiative that would show off their ancestral forests in a bid to develop alternate economic models that local government in Indonesia could embrace, moving away from extractive industries such as mining and palm oil plantations. The initiative is called GreenIndonesia. Dan Klotz. Read more.

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22 April 2015 – Earth Day’s 45th anniversary – could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. The year in which world leaders finally pass a binding climate change treaty. Read more.

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20 April 2015 – When TripAdvisor started rating its hotels for their environmental credentials, it seemed clear the public’s attitude to travelling ‘green’ was shifting. Are we getting to a tipping point where ‘travel’ and ‘sustainable’ are becoming concepts that naturally go hand in hand? Richard Hammond. Read more.

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20 April 2015 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently announced its partnership with NRG Energy, Inc. to make its properties run on green energy.
The Phoenician is just one example of the difference energy efficiency can make… Ainsley Despain. Read more.

 

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20 April 2015 – BRUSSELS, HONG KONG, CASABLANCA, WASHINGTON DC and LIMA: With the groundswell of political visibility and a number of key events about Climate Change building up to the COP21 climate negotiations later this year, the independent programme Airport Carbon Accreditation today provided an update on its progress since going global in 2014. Vicky Karantzavelou. Read more.

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Renewables

16 April 2015 – The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back. Tom Randall. Read more.

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