At the forefront of the UK’s drive for Green Tourism and the global fight against climate change, Cornwall is getting ready to host the G7 summit this June 2021.
The first meeting of world leaders since the start of the devastating Coronavirus pandemic, the G7 summit in June 2021 will welcome leaders from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK. Hosted at Cornwall’s very own Carbis Bay near St Ives, it will mark President Joe Biden’s first official visit to the UK. Notably, it will also see the involvement of leaders from Australia, India and South Korea in a bid to shift the direction of global economic growth and push for a greener, more prosperous future across the world’s richest and poorest countries.
A unique position to lead great change, the small Cornish seaside resort of Carbis Bay now finds itself at the centre of this global stage. Called by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a “crucial summit”, the G7 meeting will see Prime Ministers and Presidents from the world’s leading democracies gathering together next to Cornwall’s sun-kissed coast to address shared challenges, including recovering from the Coronavirus pandemic, protecting the world’s environments and creating a more prosperous, green and sustainable future for all.
While the whole of Cornwall hopes to reap the benefits of hosting the G7 summit and relishes the opportunity to take a global stance on climate change and sustainability, the county itself has long been a firm proponent of Green Tourism. Minimising the impact of climate change by sustainably using natural and cultural resources, communities and businesses across the county have worked together for many years to preserve the county’s beautiful, fragile landscapes – the very same that capture the hearts and minds of so many each year.
At Classic Cottages, this love for the environment is at the core of everything we do. Driven by a collective aim to promote sustainability, we have been awarded Gold for 3 years running by the Green Tourism certification programme for our Classic Green Scheme’s environmentally-friendly practices. Championing investment in local communities and charities, operating sustainably and committing to a low carbon future, Green Tourism feeds into every aspect of our operation – positively impacting our internal business framework, holiday cottages and nationwide presence.
As part of our Classic Green Scheme, we also promote luxury stays at our dedicated eco holiday cottages. Showing that you don’t have to forego luxuries to be kind to the planet, our beautiful range of eco-friendly holiday cottages go that extra mile to minimise impact and maximise enjoyment. From welcome trays spread with local produce to green energy tariffs to installing efficient heating systems and more, our eco-cottages embody sustainability and exude comfort.
Fern in Falmouth, Cornwall is part of The Emerald. It is an award-winning development – the only truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country having been awarded Code 6 status, the highest possible grading for eco efficiency. Within the five acres of shared grounds is a solar farm which generates all the energy The Emerald needs and more. Cedar, Coast and The Gatehouse are also part of the development.
Flackstead in Brook on the Isle of Wight is another perfect example of an eco friendly home with all the luxuries. With gorgeous views out towards The Needles over Compton Bay and spacious living spaces in the house, Flackstead is the ultimate eco friendly holiday home.
If you’d like to keep up-to-date with news about the G7 summit you can follow updates here.
Or, for information about our Classic Green Scheme Initiatives and luxury eco-friendly retreats, look here.