The Converging World (TCW) was the official carbon reduction partner for the 2009 Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk Travel Awards. The awards are held each year to recognise the best in world-wide tourism as voted by the Guardian and Observer readers. The 2009 awards were held in Thailand and to acknowledge the carbon emissions associated with the event a donation was made to TCW.TCW will use this donation, as with all donations, to invest in renewable energy technologies that create long-term funding streams for sustainable development projects and the alleviation of poverty. The TCW model not only helps reduce global CO2 emissions but it also helps tackle the wider associated issues of convergence and equality.Support like this is crucial for TCW to be able to continue its vital work and we are delighted to have been chosen as partners for these awards. TCW will also be partners for the 2010 Travel Awards which will be held in the UK.For full details on the 2009 awards and to read about all of the winners, including favourite UK city, favourite long-haul country, best travel agent and an ethical travel award visit the guardian website.