Prof. Willy Legrand asks experts to provide feedback on why COP26 matters.
Two weeks of negotiations in November 2015 led to the Paris Agreement. The culmination of 20 years of discussions, concessions and compromises. I attended COP21 in Paris as an observer. Renewed optimism was felt on the conference premises and beyond.
Time for a quick reality check: climate change mitigation and adaptation is hard work, large-scale transformation to net zero requires commitment across the board and we have a long way to go. This applies to all sectors including the hospitality industry.
So with COP26, at our door, experts take stock of where we stand and why this next round of talks is important (or not).
- Why is COP26 important?
- Why should the hospitality industry care?
- Is green recovery actually happening and can COP26 foster this somehow?
Access the answers/recommendations/feedback from an outstanding line up of experts with strategic and hands-on recommendations:
Special thanks to:
Inge Huijbrechts, MBA; Nelly O Gedeon, EE, MBA; Patrick O’ Meara; Cassia Patel; Marloes Knippenberg; Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Johanna Wagner; Sarah Habsburg-Lothringen; Lucienne Mosquera; Trevor Girard; Nancy Loman Scanlon PhD MA CHE; Federico Vignati; Dr Jonathon Day; Dr. Frauke Fischer; Ioannis S. Pantelidis PhD, FIH, CMBE, SFHEA; Benjamin Lephilibert; Franziska Altenrath; Stefan Gössling; Celine Vadam; Suzann Heinemann ; Ricardo Moreira; and Margaret Steiner
Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand
Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management