Tourism businesses called on to drive climate action
The Minister for Tourism will call on businesses in the sector to engage with sustainability targets for the sector, as it seeks to cut emissions as part of the Climate Action Plan.
Catherine Martin will address over 200 tourism businesses at a climate action conference in Croke Park this morning, organised by Fáilte Ireland.
The Green Party deputy leader will tell those gathered that achieving emission cuts will be challenging but that existing supports can be used to help improve energy efficiency.
She will also tell the event that a new Climate Action Fund, to be launched in the new year, will provide further supports to tourism businesses.
The Government is working on a new Sustainable Tourism Policy.
A public consultation will open early next year to feed into the new policy.
During today’s event Fáilte Ireland will announce a new ‘Climate Action Roadmap’ for tourism businesses.