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Net Zero in Tourism is Young, Dynamic, and Has a Dream Team

, Net Zero in Tourism is Young, Dynamic, and Has a Dream Team, eTurboNews | eTN

Climate change, net zero and tourism brings dynamic thinkers together, and young people are now in the discussion and part of the solution.

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has acknowledged that youth activists are “at the forefront of efforts to secure a more inclusive, peaceful, and prosperous future for all.”

This was recently echoed when a group of experts met in Jeddah to discuss the Sustainable Tourism Global Center (STGC), a new and soon-to be finalized global initiative based in Riyadh.

STGC was first announced in 2022 and is a movement in the making under HE Ahmed Al-Khateeb, the Minister of Tourism for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, headed by his top special advisor HE Gloria Guevara. Guevara was the former CEO of WTTC and Minister of Tourism in Mexico. She brought together an international dream team of experts to make this dynamic project a reality for a better world.

, Net Zero in Tourism is Young, Dynamic, and Has a Dream Team, eTurboNews | eTN

In India, climate Crusader Ridhima Pandey is paving the way towards a sustainable future in her country. She says she has “learned a lot about the negligence of climate change in India.”

In a new interview with Ved Sanyal from Net Zero, 15-year-old Ridhima Pandey discusses her journey as an environmental activist and her pioneering work in litigation for inaction on climate change.

Pandey made global headlines when she sued the Indian government for not upholding its commitments under the Paris Agreement.

She is also one of 16 climate activists to file a complaint against several governments at the UN.

As one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and most biodiverse nations, India has a crucial role in conservation and protecting the environment.

“When you see the work, actions, and decisions the government is taking, it’s the opposite. The Indian government has to step forward and start working towards conservation,” says Pandey, who acknowledges that change is difficult.

“This is a process that will take time because we need more and more people to do it,” she adds.

The Planet Classroom Network, organized by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, activists, learning innovators, and emerging technologists worldwide to entertain, educate and engage youth and to provide a rich cultural experience for all.

The content showcased for youth and by youth on the Planet Classroom Network is provided by 30 cultural organizations worldwide.

Young people globally played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and producing the network’s vision and programming.

In association with Planet Classroom, the Protect Our Planet Movement has launched the acclaimed Net Zero video and podcast series.

In this series, 24 young climate activists from the Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement in association with Planet Classroom ask international thought leaders working on the environment the big questions as to how their nations are progressing towards their 2050 Net Zero pledges.

The Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement is an initiative designed to address the urgent need to share information and knowledge with the youth on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN, mitigate climate change, and adapt to its growing impacts.

Intended to ultimately reach the size, scale, and momentum to become a global movement, POP mobilizes the youth worldwide to take collective action to mitigate climate change and protect threatened ecosystems.


Net Zero is a video and podcast series in which youth leaders from the POP (Protect Our Planet) Movement, in association with the Planet Classroom, track the progress being made by international thought leaders to achieve Net Zero by 2050.  


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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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