"Tourism contributes to and is affected by climate change. Tourism stakeholders should play a leading role in the global response to climate change. By reducing its carbon footprint, in the transport and accommodation sector, tourism can benefit from low carbon growth and help tackle one of the most pressing challenges of our time."

(Quote from UNWTO Travel for SDGs)

If you replace "Tourism" by "Meetings Industry", the quote is also 100 % valid for all who are travelling around the world joining industry events, visiting destinations in famtrips, organising meetings and events in places other than their own - must not necessarily be international, travel is necessary for most of our actions except the purely hybrid ones.

I think we can show the business world that we care as an industry and work on a committment to climate protection as an industry.

If you want to be part of this discussion, become a member of the Meetings Industry for SDGs community (group). With the functionalities available in the group, you can interact and share documents, information, events, initiatives - alll that is related to working towards a CO2 neutral planet.

What ideas do you have? How can airlines and transport in general contribute - is it possible at all to travel climate-neutral? What is the solution we can present to our clients and governments?

Please help.

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