Tourism role in global climate Country: Sweden Delegate: Jiju ... - IDIA
Committee: World tourism organization Topic: Tourism role in global climate Country: Sweden Delegate: Jiju Mathew Sabu Tourism is a major industry that accounts for more than $856 billion dollars internationally. Numerous countries are dependent on tourism as a major source of revenue. Global climate change is a critical issue in our world today especially when it is dealing with tourism. Tourism would and is negatively impacted by the increase in the global temperature. The rise of sea level, and increase in natural disasters are occurring and have effected tourism destinations, especially in islands that depend on tourism. A climate change would adversely affect all parts of the world, and all sectors of tourism, will be hurt. The United Nations has met in numerous conferences including Earth Summit, and First International Conference on Climate Change, and passed numerous resolutions including the Kyoto Protocol. However, putting this into action has been a major difficulty for the United Nations. Sweden feels this issue is of upmost importance. Sweden has heavily invested in finding better methods to stop emission of Carbon dioxide, and we are using 4% less than what the Kyoto protocol is requiring. We have invested millions in creating more efficient transportation, and electrical energy. Sweden however understands that developing nations have great difficulty in meeting the requirements in reforming the environmental programs, and would rather spend money on tourism and increasing its attractiveness. Still Sweden feels that the Kyoto protocol needs to be enforced by all nations.