Eco-Business asked hospitality executives how the industry can tackle rising emissions from the luxury hotels sector, and why green hotel standards are used to grade corporate processes instead of sustainability metrics.
Event organisers face growing pressure to reduce their environmental footprint, which mainly comes from air travel. But confusion over how to measure the climate cost of an event and who's responsible for reducing emissions is making it hard to keep a growing problem in check.
You can ‘nudge’ someone to take up new activities, but unless they truly believe in its value, they won’t keep it up, says associate professor and behavioural economist Grace Lee.
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Global efforts involving awareness-raising, nudging, and shaming are necessary but not sufficient to prevent a climate crisis. Addressing the problem more effectively requires international governance arrangements that amount to a new social contract on global public goods.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.