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Machu Picchu in Peru is world’s first carbon-neutral tourist destination

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The achievement - the result of joint efforts by the public and private sectors and civil society - places the historic sanctuary at the forefront of sustainability and the fight against climate change.

The certification was granted on September 2 by the World Tourism Organization, through Green Initiative accreditation company. The commitment made is to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 and achieve zero net emissions by 2050, following the guidelines of the Paris Agreement.

The Peruvian government has been working on decarbonizing Machu Picchu since 2016, after a waste management crisis caused UNESCO to consider including . . .

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