‘Tourism Declares’ is a collective of companies and professionals acting on climate change in travel and helping to develop solutions.
The campaign launched in January 2020 and aims to encourage all sectors of the travel industry to acknowledge the climate emergency and develop appropriate action plans.
“We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to tackle the climate emergency, and we want to be part of the solution.”
Five Key Points
Currently 89 different organisations have declared they will act on five key points:
- Develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’
- Share commitment and progress publicly
- Cut carbon emissions
- Work together
- Advocate for change
This declaration commits signatories to accelerate their own emission reductions in line with IPPC advice that the world needs to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030
Create your own Climate Emergency Plan
‘Tourism Declares’ is developing resources to help everyone create their Climate Emergency Plans and develop a plan for what a sustainable tourism recovery might look like in our post-Covid world.
“The climate crisis is real, as is travel and tourism’s contribution to global carbon emissions. Therefore, it’s up to all of us – from the individual traveler to the big companies – to do their part.”
Join Tourism Declares
Any company, organisation or individual operating in tourism can join. You can find out more at Tourism Declares, where you need share your Climate Emergency Plan within 12 months of declaring.