We committed to publishing our own Climate Action Plan within 12 month of signing, which would involve setting out how we intended to measure and reduce our carbon emissions. We also pledged to work in collaboration with other members to share our learnings and use our voice to advocate for positive change.
We’re excited to be working with Green Tourism to help us report and measure our impact. Equally, we hope by doing so will inspire people to travel more consciously and responsibly.
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.
As a signatory, we commit to:
- Deliver a climate action plan within 12 month 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.
Initial thoughts to start our journey:
- We will use the Green Tourism measuring tool to quantify and reduce our impact on the environment.
- We will prioritise the most CO2 intensive activities.
- Ecologi is our chosen ethical partner for off-setting what we cannot eliminate.
- We will publish an annual report of our progress on our website and social media.
- We will use every purchase as an opportunity to make a sustainable choice to do good.
- We will continue to learn about the ever changing landscape of climate emergency to ensure our knowledge is current.
- We will continue to work remotely from home and favour the least CO2-intensive business travel options for the least amount of impact.