Mondial Energy Inc.

Mondial Energy Inc.
International Council of Tourism Partners

International Council of Tourism Partners

November 16, 2006 08:00 ET

International Council of Tourism Partners and Mondial Global Energy Announce New Climate Change Awards for Responsible Tourism Day

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2006) - In the spirit of Responsible Tourism Day, the International Council of Tourism Partners a civil society travel organization and Mondial Global Energy (MGe) a tourism group committed to renewable energy solutions announced the Annual Tourism Climate Change Awards. They will be given for the company, organization or individual judged to have made the greatest contribution to providing leadership in responding to Climate Change issues in the tourism sector.

Two Awards were announced:

- A World Tourism Responsible Energy Award with a global focus

- A Mission Africa Responsible Energy Award focusing on Africa

Each Award will include a $10,000 Prize sponsored by Mondial Global Energy (MGe).

The first Awards will be given on the first World Responsible Tourism Day 2007 following a nominations process organized by eTurbo News and participating industry partners. The judging panel organized by Mondial Global Energy (MGe) will be chaired by Maurice Strong, who was Chair of the Rio Earth Summit and will include José Maria Figueres, former President of Costa Rica; Dawid de Villiers the last UNWTO Deputy Secretary General; Jonathan Tourtellot, Director of Sustainable Destinations, National Geographic Society; and Fiona Jeffrey, Managing Director, World Travel Market.

In announcing the award Alex Winch, chairman of Mondial Global Energy (MGe) said " We are committed to raising the profile of Climate Change Solutions for the tourism sector, just as we are convinced that solutions can and will be found in the coming years·"

Chairman of ICTP Thomas Steinmetz said that we are excited to partner in this commitment to Responsible Tourism Day in an area of such critical importance.

Mondial Global Energy (MGe) MGe is a joint venture between Mondial Energy Inc. and Green Global Village.

About Global Mondial Energy (GMe) Inc.

Mondial Energy Inc. is a Canadian company formed to own renewable energy assets and to sell the generated energy to its customers. In tourism, institutional, commercial, and multi-unit residential applications, Mondial pays for, owns and maintains solar water heating and air heating systems on its customers' premises.

Green Global Village is a boutique consultancy providing high-level strategic advice and practical implementation in sustainable travel and tourism development primarily, but not only, to the public sector. Our strategic priority is triple bottom line sustainable development - economic, social and environmental. Our focus is emerging markets. Our guiding framework is the UN Millennium Declaration, the UN World Tourism Organization's Global Code of Tourism Ethics, the CSR Guidelines of the Commonwealth Business Council and the sustainability principles of Green Globe 21.

About: Tourismpartners.org

The International Council of Tourism Partners is a force for socially responsible and sustainable travel. Tourismpartners.org supports the UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN World Tourism Organization's Global Code of Ethics and a range of programs that underpin them. Tourismpartners.org provides a web-based platform for the industry to showcase socially responsible tourism strategy and a constant connection to decision makers at the highest level.

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