Green Legislation

The Wyndham Green Team manages business regulatory risks and opportunities associated with climate change through monthly tracking of environmental policies and regulations in coordination with the Company's Government Relations Council, Wyndham Green Council, third-party consultants and non-profit organizations. This process has become more important as cities around the world have begun implementing more stringent guidelines regarding greenhouse gases and other environmental factors. The following map shows which countries have the most climate-related laws and policies.

Number of climate-related laws being implemented per country  Source: Grist.org

States that have set greenhouse gas reduction targets  Source c2es.org

Mayors that have joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement  Source: USMayors.org

 

In the U.S., 20 states have set greenhouse gas reduction targets and 1060 mayors have joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, to reduce carbon emissions in their cities below 1990 levels.

In the United Kingdom, compliance with the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme is required by all large companies and public sector organizations. The program’s goal is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, compared with 1990 levels, by the year 2050.

In China, the government confirmed its pledge to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted by 40-45% per unit of GDP by 2020, compared to 2005.