November 8, 2021
We’ve signed up to Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, 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.
As climate change rapidly increases, nearly 58% of travelers are questioning how sustainable their choices of destinations truly are. As an industry, tourism accounts for 8% of all global carbon emissions, which will continue to increase without action.
In light of this information, we have been working closely together to create strategies designed at affecting positive changes within our sector so that it can remain aligned not only with our business but also with our obligations to our planet. We believe urgent action needs to be taken now before any irreversible damage has occurred.
Because of this:
We declare our shared commitment to unite all stakeholders in transforming tourism to deliver effective climate action.
We support the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and reach Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050.
We will consistently align our actions with the latest scientific recommendations, so as to ensure our approach remains consistent with a rise of no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100.
Rented, along with all signatories have committed to the following actions:
- Deliver a climate action plan within 12 months of signing.
- Report publicly both progress against interim and long-term targets, as well as the actions being taken, at least annually.
- Align our plan with five shared pathways (measure, decarbonise, regenerate, collaborate, finance) to ensure climate action is consistent across all of tourism.
- Share information on activities connected to Tourism Declares and/or the Glasgow Declaration among contacts and networks.
- Work in a collaborative and constructive spirit with other members of Tourism Declares and/or signatories of the Glasgow Declaration.
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