Players in the tourism sector have been called to embrace energy efficiency in their operations to reduce greenhouse emissions and contribute towards the country’s vision of a green economy.
The Government is working on a framework towards meeting the requirements of the Paris Agreement on climate change and promoting the integration of the Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) into planning.
Under this thrust, the tourism sector is key to the discussion on updating or supporting implementation of Zimbabwe’s Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (STIZ-NDC) Project.
The three-year project is now in its final year and seeks to enable to country to meet its NDC targets by delivering the low-emission development strategy as required by the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Government, in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Russia are pushing for the greening of the tourism sector through enhanced integrated waste management, renewable energy and efficiency, refrigeration and air conditioning.
Officially opening the two-day national dialogue on eco-tourism and renewable energy conference here yesterday, Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu, said the country was committed to reducing its carbon footprint across all economic sectors…