We have joined Turismo Declara, an initiative that supports organizations, companies and professionals in the tourism sector to declare a climate emergency and take measures to reduce their carbon emissions. According to the advice of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) global carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to 55% by 2030 and tourism must assume its responsibility and take immediate action to achieve this purpose collectively.
As all signatories, by declaring with Turismo Declara we have committed to the following five actions:
1. Develop a “Climate Action Plan” within the next 12 months, setting out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
2. Publicly declare our “Climate Emergency Plan” and update progress each year.
3. Accept the current IPCC advice setting out the need to reduce global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 in order to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming. We will ensure that our “Climate Emergency Plan” represents actions designed to achieve this as a minimum by establishing a system for identifying and measuring emissions from our tourism operations and services.
4. Motivate our suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; share best practices and actively participate in the Turismo Declara community.
5. Advocate for change: we recognize the need for industry-wide system change to accelerate a just transition to low-emission tourism.
We invite you to join the Turismo Declara community, and to follow @turismodeclara on Facebook or LinkedIn.