General Session II – S.M.A.R.T Destinations: Using Climate as an Opportunity
As the world continues to evolve, it provides the opportunity for us to take a step back and reevaluate where we are going as an industry. The threat of Climate Change has created opportunities for restructuring how we do business and live our daily lives. It is within this context, initiatives geared towards increased energy efficiency and environmentally friendly practices are of top priority as the regional tourism sector attempts to adapt to these challenges.
This session seeks to not only identify opportunities for change but also methods of making these changes profitable for our destinations and tourism businesses, and will include presentations on recommendations for private sector action and policy intervention, climate smart infrastructure and climate financing.