Asia’s IRs power up green initiatives

As concern mounts about the global environment, many of Asia’s giant IRs are taking significant steps to minimise their impact, investing heavily in green technologies and other waste control initiatives. Tourism already creates around 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and the sector is set to grow at an annual rate of 4 percent, according to a paper published in 2018 by scientific journal Nature Climate Change. Several IRs have now set science-based targets to go carbon neutral and are employing a variety of technologies and strategies to promote environmental sustainability. The IRs’ environmental footprint is massive, not only in energy consumed but also in terms of water usage, food consumption and waste. SkyCity goes carbon neutral New Zealand’s largest leisure group SKYCITY has announced the group’s sites in the country will be carbon neutral by the end of this year, with the Adelaide resort in Australia carbon neutral by...

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