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Brazil Hosts the Amazon Nations in Bid to Save Rainforest

The eight South American countries that share the Amazon met in Brazil on August 8th to outline a conservation strategy for the sprawling rainforest. The two-day summit, held in the city of Belém, marks the first time the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) has gathered in 12 years. From Quartz…

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Kai Hattendorf Shares Thoughts on Net Zero Carbon Events Progress

With more than 500 signatories and supporters all starting to report their footprint and taking steps to reduce their impact, the united efforts so far to drive down waste across the global exhibitions industry have been “pretty damn impressive” says Kai Hattendorf, CEO of UFI. From Exhibition World…

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Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative Well on Track with Phase 3

It all started with the idea that the meetings industry needs to contribute to the planet’s sustainable development first and foremost by addressing its worse enemy: carbon emissions. The Net Zero Carbon Events initiative has since made great strides in linking all relevant stakeholders towards a common strategy to tackle climate change… From Boardroom…

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VisitScotland’s Fiona MacKinnon: Navigating the Climate Crisis

I have been so fortunate to enjoy a varied and exciting career within the tourism and business events industries. I have experienced the transformational change these industries continue to facilitate in bettering our country, made life-long friends with other like-minded people, and continue to be part of the change that is helping to create a…

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Canada to Host Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility

As the world experiences the triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, Canada continues to show leadership in advancing environmental action at home and around the world by bringing diverse partners together to find solutions for a healthy planet. On WorldEnvironmentDay, Minister Sajjan announced that Canada will host the 7th assembly of the…

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WMO Update: A Cause for Concern

The likelihood of El Niño developing later this year is increasing, according to a new update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This would have the opposite impacts on weather and climate patterns in many regions of the to world to the long-running La Niña and would likely fuel higher global temperatures…

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