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Treading the Path to Decarbonisation Webinar

On 13 December 2023 WTTC hosted a webinar on decarbonising Travel & Tourism. In it sustainability leaders from Iberostar generously shared the steps they are taking to decarbonise their operations. Expressing the importance of knowledge sharing on this topic, Iberostar hopes their roadmap will help inspire others to implement plans to reach their net-zero goals. Iberostar’s journey is detailed in a case study jointly produced by Harvard, WTTC, and Iberostar.

Iberostar’s technical presentation was followed by a panel discussion in which industry experts delved into how the whole Travel & Tourism sector can achieve net-zero. Moderated by Harvard University, leaders from the Travel Corporation, UNWTO, and Iberostar shared invaluable expertise and expressed their passion for a more sustainable Travel & Tourism sector. The conversation included addressing strategies for carbon reduction, how to better support this, and sharing lessons learnt from their own decarbonisation efforts. Experts also discussed challenges and how these can be overcome. Ultimately, panellists agreed that decarbonisation must remain a priority and that through collective action a more sustainable future is possible.

In the webinar we:

  • Showcased Iberostar’s successful decarbonisation journey
  • Helped you to learn how to adopt similar ambitious decarbonisation goals
  • Addressed potential roadblocks and blockers in the decarbonisation process and provide actionable solutions
  • Showed how we can work together to unlock opportunities
  • Included a Q&A Session

Please note that this webinar has now finished but you can watch the recording below.

Agenda

Welcome and opening remarks
Ms Julia Simpson, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council

Iberostar technical presentation
Ms Gloria Fluxà Thienemann, Vice Chairman & Chief Sustainability Officer, Iberostar Group
Dr Megan Morikawa, Global Director of Sustainability, Iberostar Group

Panel discussion
Ms Gloria Fluxà Thienemann, Vice Chairman & Chief Sustainability Officer, Iberostar Group
Ms. Zoritsa Urosevic, Executive Director, UNWTO
Dr Megan Morikawa, Global Director of Sustainability, Iberostar Group
Ms Shannon Guihan, Chief TreadRight & Sustainability Officer, The Travel Corporation

Moderated by: Dr Wendy Purcell, Academic Research Scholar, Harvard University & Professor, Rutgers University

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Download the case study


Speakers and panelists

Ms Julia Simpson

President & CEO,

World Travel & Tourism Council

Ms Gloria Fluxà Thienemann

Co-Vice Chairman & Chief Sustainability Officer,

Iberostar Group

Dr Wendy Purcell

Academic Research Scholar,

Harvard University & Professor, Rutgers University

Dr Megan Morikawa

Global Director of Sustainability,

Iberostar Group

Ms Shannon Guihan

Chief TreadRight & Sustainability Officer,

The Travel Corporation

Ms Zoritsa Urosevic

Executive Director,

UNWTO

Time and location

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Wednesday 13th December at 15:00 GMT/ 10:00 EST (check your local time) - Note that this is now finished.


You can watch the Webinar video below: