Articles tagged “un”

Airline Climate Deal to Offset Emissions Finally Poised for UN Approval

Airline Climate Deal to Offset Emissions Finally Poised for UN Approval

Joe Ryan, Bloomberg

We don't know how much the proposed UN deal on airline emissions would actually improve the environment but it is great that so many countries are sitting in a room in Montreal trying to work things out. We do know that the deal would be a landmark one for several reasons: It is the first climate deal to tackle a single sector -- aviation -- and it closes a loophole in the broader Paris climate accord, which didn't target emissions from international flights.

2 years ago

More Nations Sign on to Plan to Regulate Airline Emissions

More Nations Sign on to Plan to Regulate Airline Emissions

Justin Sink, Bloomberg

Airlines would likely much rather submit to a regime that focuses on carbon offsets than methods that would limit flights and impose restrictions on fuel.

2 years ago

UN Panel Calls for Emissions Limits on Passenger and Cargo Planes

UN Panel Calls for Emissions Limits on Passenger and Cargo Planes

Joan Lowy and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press

Despite critics from both sides, the only reasonable way to deal with the destructive effects of plane travel are tighter standards on planes — we know carbon credits are no fix. Fares may need to go up, and consumers will have to deal with the realities of the environmental impact.

3 years ago

UN Group Creates Flight Tracking Benchmark, But Needs Industry Adoption

UN Group Creates Flight Tracking Benchmark, But Needs Industry Adoption

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

It's notable that the UN group agreed on something, but getting adoption by industry and governments is the bigger challenge.

4 years ago

The Effect of Climate Change on European Tourism

The Effect of Climate Change on European Tourism

Rafat Ali, Skift

We can read that snowfall will change and waters may rise, but there's no way to tell how much the environmental changes will alter people's disposable income or ability to travel.

5 years ago

The Impact of Climate Change on Small Island Nations and Their Tourism Future

The Impact of Climate Change on Small Island Nations and Their Tourism Future

Rafat Ali, Skift

Climate directly impacts environmental resources that are major tourism attractions on small islands. Expect much more upheaval in the near future.

5 years ago

Global Warming Makes Us All Sitting Ducks, Says a New UN Report

Global Warming Makes Us All Sitting Ducks, Says a New UN Report

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Climate change is already affecting tourism in ways big and small, particularly ski resorts, beach resorts, and nature resorts.

5 years ago

Syria opposes UN placing its six world heritage sites on endangered list

Syria opposes UN placing its six world heritage sites on endangered list

Matthew Weaver, The Guardian

Syria’s tourism industry has become almost non-existent during the civil war and there may be few historical and archaeological sites to attract visitors back in the future.

5 years ago

Myanmar takes steps to preserve its history before tourist boom

Myanmar takes steps to preserve its history before tourist boom

Yadana Htun, Associated Press

Tourists may be more interested in Myanmar’s unsavory history than the one tourism officials will be set on selling, but projects like the new museum will helps foreigners understand the full history of the long-isolated country.

6 years ago

UN says controversial battery can’t be shipped on passenger planes

UN says controversial battery can’t be shipped on passenger planes

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Concerns surrounding the safety of the lithium ion battery will continue to haunt the industry. The ICAO is protecting passengers who could be sitting above a 77-pound battery that has proven to be testy at high altitudes.

6 years ago

Report: UN says significant nature sites are threatened around the world

AllAfrica.com

The UN argues that the regions need more protection, but UNESCO's lesson demonstrates that UN oversight isn't enough to offer the protection everyone would like.

6 years ago