UNWTO to Hold Middle East and Mediterranean Climate Conference

The UN World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) 10 November 2008: The UN World Tourism Organization's

(UNWTO) Business Council, with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, will convene a

UNWTO Regional Conference on Climate Solutions for the Tourism Industry for the

Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, from

23-24 November 2008.

The conference, “Tourism: Responding to a Turbulent

Economy and a Changing Climate,” is the first in a series of regional

conferences on climate change planned by UNWTO, and is the successor to


Ministers' Summit that was held 11 November 2008 at the World Travel

Market in

London, UK, on “Responding to the Economic Downturn and Staying on

Course with

the Climate and Poverty Reduction Agenda.” The Middle East conference

seeks to facilitate dialogue among the public and private sectors on

technologies and techniques to support the tourism

sector while addressing the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [Meeting Programme] [Technical Outline]