This is precisely why solutions to the climate change challenge must not compromise tourism’s vital role in development and poverty reduction. For the past five years, three United Nations Agencies—the UNWTO (the World Tourism rganization),UNEP (the Environmental Program), and the WMO (the World Meteorological organization)— which approximately parallels its contribution to world trade and the global economy. In poor countries, small island states, and touro-centric regions such as the Caribbean, the economic contribution of tourism is much higher and the GHG impact much lower. In the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States tourism is the largest export and foreign exchange earner. This is precisely why solutions to the climate change challenge must not compromise tourism's vital role in development and poverty reduction. For the past five years, three United Nations Agencies—the UNWTO (the World Tourism Organization),UNEP (the Environmental Program), and the WMO (the World Meteorological Organization)— have been cooperating to advance the thinking on the relationship between tourism and climate change.The general direction of this thinking was charted in a landmark declaration made in Djerba in 2003. The Davos Conference on Climate Change and Tourism in October 2007 was a milestone event. It reunited stakeholders from across the sector to review developments and re-chart the future in the light of the rapidly evolving science, global awareness, and marketplace reality. In addition, a report was commissioned from a group of leading researchers on the socioeconomic relationship between climate change and tourism.
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