Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
We’ve signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organizations, and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions as per the advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030. Like all signatories, we have committed to the following five actions:
- Develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ within the next 12 months, which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
- Share an initial public declaration of our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, and update on progress each year.
- Accept current IPCC advice stating the need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 in order to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming. We’ll ensure our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ represents actions designed to achieve this as a minimum, through delivering transparent, measurable, and increasing reductions in the total carbon emissions per customer arising from our operations and the travel services sold by us.
- Encourage our suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; sharing best practices amongst peers, and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community
- Advocate for change. We recognize the need for system change across the industry to accelerate a just transition towards carbon-free tourism. Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
Accordingly, here in a nutshell our commitment:
- reducing emission by sponsoring and facilitating cycling to our Baratti Bay
- results will be fully visible the more the cycleway project will take place
- truly perceiving the need for IPCC advice
- selecting suppliers using further criteria
- embracing the whole idea
Please consider also declaring at www.tourismdeclares.com, and follow on @tourismdeclares on Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin