Peru: Good news for international travelers, Machu Picchu has now become the first international destination to obtain the carbon neutrality certificate. Yes, you read that right!Also Read – International Flights: Tourism Secretary Makes Big Announcement, Says Scheduled Flight Services From India May Start Soon
Good news! Machu Picchu becomes the world’s first carbon neutral tourist site
Basically, the certification has been awarded to the Historic and Natural Sanctuary of Machu Picchu by the Green Initiative – an institution that seeks to promote green and environmentally friendly tourism. The good news is that the Green Initiative has positioned Machu Picchu as a global benchmark in terms of sustainability. Also read – If you have an Indian passport, you can travel to these countries on a tourist visa
According to the certification, it seeks to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Inca Citadel, with the intention of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 45% by 2030 and achieving neutrality by 2050. Also read – Planning to travel to Canada from India? Here’s all you need to know
What factors were taken into account for this certification?
Machu Pichu has achieved this feat by adopting several environmentally friendly initiatives. This popular tourist spot has obtained the certification to have installed the only organic waste treatment plant that exists in Peru, to transform waste into natural charcoal as well as to have the oil processing plant that produces biodiesel and carbon. glycerin from vegetable oils, dumped from homes and restaurants in the area.
Another method of offsetting the impact of these emissions will be to purchase carbon credits, which incentivize entities to find solutions to reduce their emissions, thereby reducing the number of credits purchased over time. Reports suggest that this mechanism will be overseen by the UN model on climate change.
In addition, a reforestation process, led by the National Service of Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP), of one million trees on site will be put in place to help mitigate climate change.
Other countries are also expected to follow suit.