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Initiative to control greenhouse gas emissions in hotels

The Ministry of Environment launched an initiative to control greenhouse gas emissions in hotels and other tourist-related businesses to be implemented in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program Environment.

Deputy Minister Zoila González de Gutiérrez made the announcement. She said the initiative seeks to promote environmentally-friendly practices in the tourism sector to avoid the deterioration of ecosystems, erosion of marine biodiversity, contamination of beaches and misuse of water for human consumption.

The project focuses on transforming the value chain of tourism to accelerate resilience, efficient use of resources and lower levels of carbon emissions to contribute to sustainable development, the ministry said in a statement.

Among its objectives is to improve efficiency in the use of resources used to provide accommodation, food, drinks and meetings, conferences and events.
The initiative will run over a four-year period and will focus on hotels in Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Bayahibe.

The announcement was made during an event celebrated in Puerto Plata hosted by the Playa Dorada Association of Hotels and Condominiums.

Source: DR1, 7dias

July 4, 2017

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