The Site of Machu Picchu is Set to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the modern world and an incredible archaeological delight. Recently, it was decided that the site would become carbon neutral by 2050. The efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the historic site will start now and progressively cut down the emissions to 45 percent by 2030. The famous tourist location in Peru is open for visitors once again, and the efforts towards reducing its carbon emotions will follow the Paris climate agreement guidelines.

Machu Picchu Is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Machu Picchu, Peru Back in 1983, Machu Picchu was declared one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. In addition to being a historic site, the place is a natural habitat for important species, including the Andean bear, some unique orchids, and endemic birds. With so much to keep and preserve there, it was decided that more measures have to be taken.

The latest initiative combines public and private investment and aims to engage in activities that will have a positive impact on the environment surrounding Machu Picchu. In addition to reducing the carbon footprint of the area, people hope to also expand organic waste treatment and reduce the use of plastic. Tourists will even be encouraged to check their carbon emissions when visiting the site.

Nearly Five Percent of Peru’s Carbon Emissions Come from Tourism

Tourists at the Rainbow Mountain in Peru A report of the UN’s World Tourism Organization shows that almost five percent of the overall carbon emissions in Peru come from tourism. The Peruvian government has started a new initiative to address the potential problems tourism and overcrowding can cause to its environment and priceless heritage sites such as Machu Picchu. The country is also pushing towards sustainable development and taking direct action to combat climate change.

Peru will reduce its carbon emissions on three levels. First, it will focus on destinations that can benefit from becoming carbon neutral, then it will pay attention to certain enterprises and corporate activities that affect the climate, and third, it will show tourists how to travel better and reduce their own carbon footprint.

4 Locations from ‘Emily in Paris’ That People Can Visit

People are raving about one of Netflix’s latest shows, Emily in Paris. It’s about a young Chicago native who works as a marketing executive. She moves to Paris to bring an American perspective to the French Marketing firm. Whether you’re fond of the show or not, there’s one thing that most people can agree on, and that’s the setting and how stunning it is.

Iconic Settings from ‘Emily in Paris’

A scene from Emily in Paris The beautiful shots that were taken over the Seine river in France, along with the rest of the iconic settings shown in ‘Emily in Paris’ truly showcase just how beautiful Paris is. Most of the settings in the show are places that people can visit in real life. You can follow Emily’s footsteps when you’re in Paris next by checking out some of these places:

1. Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III Pont Alexandre III is one of the picturesque bridges in Paris and it’s one that is considered to be the most beautiful. In the show, Emily’s French marketing firm, Savoir, films a campaign here with one of their clients. The scene shows off the beautiful views from the bridge of the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais.

2. L’Atelier des Lumières

L'Atelier des Lumières This is an abandoned factory that was turned into an art space. It opened in 2018, and now the exhibitions include the works of Chagall, Renoir, and Monet in “Journeys Around the Mediterranean.”

3. Panthéon

Panthéon Throughout ‘Emily in Paris,’ viewers were able to spot many of the famous monuments in Paris, like the Panthéon which is a building located in the Latin Quarter of the city. It has many notable French figures that are buried there. These include Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pierre and Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, and more.

4. Café de Flor

Café de Flor This cafe is located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and it’s one of the most famous cafes in Paris. It has welcomed some of the most famous philosophers and writers in the world during its prime time. It’s a touristy spot, but also a great place to get an espresso.