We Declare a Climate Emergency
We’ve signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency. By encouraging purposeful action to reduce 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:
We will develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ within the next 12 months, which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
We will share our ‘Climate Emergency’ declaration and our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, giving an update on progress each year.
We 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 arising from our operations and the travel services sold by us.
We will encourage others to make the same declaration; sharing best practice and actively participating in the Tourism Declares community.
We will advocate for change. We recognise the need for system change across the tourism industry and will endeavour to contribute to this transition towards carbon-free tourism.
Signed: Tanja Hughes and Judith Thurlow
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