Our Climate Emergency Declaration for 2020 and Beyond

Tourism Tattler has signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organisations 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. 

Like all signatories, we have committed to the following five actions:

  1. Develop a Climate Emergency Plan
    Our Climate Emergency Plan details our intention to encourage readers to reduce their carbon emissions footprint over the next decade.
  2. Share our commitment and progress publicly
    Share our initial public declaration, our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, and update on progress against our targets each year.
  3. Cut carbon emissions
    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 per customer arising from your operations and the travel services sold by you.
  4. Work together
    Encourage readers, suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; share best practice amongst peers; and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community.
  5. Advocate for change
    Recognise the need for system change across the industry and call for urgent regulatory action to accelerate the transition towards zero-carbon air travel.

Tourism Tattler’s Climate Emergency Plan

As a leading media title for news, views, and reviews on global travel, Tourism Tattler will deliver on the above commitments by publishing and promoting the aims and objectives of the ‘Tourism Declares’ initiative.

In addition, as the principal founding member of Walk4Africa.org, a sustainable tourism project that aims to unite Africa in attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the following climate emergency plan will be adopted and incorporated into the Walk4Africa non-profit organisations’ mission statement.

Walk4Africa’s Climate Emergency Plan

In 2020 and the decade ahead, Walk4Africa (W4A) will commit to working around the climate crisis issues in each of Africas’ 38 participating coastal walkathon host countries by:

  • Developing partnerships with public and private sector organisations, institutional investors, civil society, and scientific institutions to facilitate actions and responses consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C over this decade;
  • Encouraging cross-border cooperation to provide an enabling environment for this to be achieved in all Africa host countries and for all people, in the context of sustainable development.
  • Informing country walkathon participants and customers on how they can reduce their carbon footprint when travelling;
  • Encouraging suppliers to join the ‘Tourism Declares’ initiative and to make their own declaration;
  • Working with our tour operator partners to discuss how they can lower the emissions of their holidays;
  • Educating local communities on the importance of climate-resilient development in conjunction with poverty eradication and efforts to reduce inequalities.

Please consider also declaring at www.tourismdeclares.com, and follow on @tourismdeclares on Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin

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