Aruba hotelier signs on at UN climate change meeting

Ewald Biemans, owner and CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort on Eagle Beach in Aruba, was one of the global hospitality leaders to sign the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism at the recent UN Climate Change Conference.

The declaration unites travel and tourism behind a common set of pathways for climate action that includes securing commitments to reduce emissions in tourism by at least 50% over the next decade and achieve net zero before 2050.

Biemans, a winner of the Global UN 2020 Climate Action Award, also reported on his resort’s journey to become the first carbon neutral hotel in the Caribbean.

“The Glasgow Declaration provides the guidance and clear goals that I hope prompts all of us in the Caribbean to join together to help to protect our vulnerable, yet beautiful paradise, and to protect our people in working towards a better future,” Biemans said.

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