Watch what the travel industry is doing about climate change

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Videos from travel and tourism leaders discussing climate change at the the Six Senses Symposium are now available to watch online.


The second Six Senses Eco Symposium was held in Soneva Fushi in the Maldives from October 7-10, the conference brought together leaders in the travel and tourism industry from around the world to discuss climate change.

Speakers at the event included President Nasheed of the Maldives, Jonathon Counsell head of Environment at British Airways and climate change advisor Mark Lynas. Following the conclusion of the event internet users can watch video footage of the speakers' opinions on climate change and hear about the actions they are taking to reduce their carbon footprint.

From a travel perspective one of the most interesting points of the conference was Mr. Counsell's interview regarding the development of environmentally friendly bio-fuels by British Airways and the airline industry as a whole, according to Mr. Counsell bio-fuels could become a viable fuel source by 2014.

The airline industry under the International Air Transport Association has set several targets for climate reduction including a 1.5 percent-a-year improvement in fuel efficiency by 2020 and carbon neutral growth afterwards. However speaking in September 2010 UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said that the air transport industry still held "critical keys" to tackling emission reductions.

Videos from the Six Senses Eco Symposium can be viewed on YouTube here

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