Green Getaways joins the international declaration:

Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency

 

Green Getaways is proud to have signed up to Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, 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.

Having operated in Australia for more than 8 years, we’ve seen first hand the effects a of climate change in the Australian tourism industry through prolonged droughts, the terrible bushfires of 2019/20 and the subsequent floods. These events have had a devastating impact on the tourism sector. This is why we have decided to join other international industry players in declaring a climate emergency and taking action to work together with each other to find solutions.

Since 2009, Green Getaways has been at the forefront of sustainable tourism in Australia, creating a digital meeting point between responsible travellers and accommodation operators who are working to minimise their environmental footprint. We continue to support and promote tourism that respects the local and world environment and local communities.

 

Like all signatories to Tourism Declares Climate Crisis initiative, we have committed to the following five actions:

Develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ within the next 12 months, which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.

Share an initial public declaration of our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, and update on progress each year.

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 trip arising from our operations and events.

Encourage our members and partners to make the same declaration; sharing best practice amongst peers; and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community.

Advocate for change. We recognize the need for system change across the industry, and call for urgent regulatory action to accelerate the transition towards zero-carbon air travel.

Signed,
Amanda Lambert

Founder Green Getaways Australia
November 2021

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