What will be done in Machu Picchu to reduce the carbon footprint?

October 15, 2020

The  tourism sector produces 8% of total carbon dioxide emissions  and the citadel of Machu Picchu seeks to become the first carbon-neutral tourist destination in the world  

The goal is to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. Darwin Baca,  district mayor of Machu Picchu, highlighted the importance of the participation of private companies and the commitment of the authorities to achieve this purpose.

In this sense, Aje and Inkaterra join forces to take action towards this goal and work for the conservation of nature. Part of the measures to incorporate climate action in the tourism sector and, at the same time, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, are:

  • One  million trees of native species will be planted , allowing the recovery of  more than 700 hectares  of cultural heritage.
  • It will work to control  forest fires  together with the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (Sernanp).

In this way, the historic sanctuary will be able to reactivate tourism, with all the biosecurity measures to avoid contagion by  Covid-19  and fight against  climate change.

Source: América Noticias


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