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International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP STP, Marrakech, Morocco, 11-12 November 2016
|(From left to right) the Panelists and Moderators of the International Symposium: Mr. Lucas Bobes, Amadeus IT; Ms. Susanne Becken, Griffith University; Ms. Elisa Tonda, UN Environment; Ms. Megan Epler-Wood, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Dr. Dirk Glaesser, UNWTO; Mr. Vincent Benezech, International Transport Forum; Mr. Niclas Svenningsen, UNFCCC; Dr. Adam Markham, Union of Concerned Scientists; Mr. Hubert Vendeville, Betterfly Tourism; Ms. Rochelle Turner, WTTC; and Mr. Nicolas Perin, International Tourism Partnership. Ms. Jane Hupe, ICAO and Ms. Jane Ashton, TUI Group were also Panelists at the event.|
The International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) were held from 11-12 November 2016 in Marrakech as part of a three-day Tourism Side Event during the 22nd Session of Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP22) under the theme "Advancing Sustainable Tourism in a Changing Climate".
The two events were organized by the 10YFP STP which is a partnership led by UNWTO with the Governments of France, Morocco and the Republic of Korea as co-leads and hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of Morocco, with the support of the 10YFP Secretariat at UN Environment.
|Ms. Patricia Espinosa, Executive-Secretary, UNFCCC, addressed the International Symposium reiterating the potential of tourism to contribute a climate safe and sustainable future.|
International Symposium of 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (Friday, 11 November 2016)
The Symposium aimed to increase awareness on tourism and climate change-related issues and encourage the sector to engage in actions that reinforce national commitments to the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Annual Conference of 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (Saturday, 12 November 2016)
The Annual Conference of the 10YFP STP is a meeting of programme actors that discuss its annual progress, priorities and programme needs. During this Annual Conference, members of the network exchanged experiences and discussed priorities and next steps in the 10YFP STP.