We Declare a Climate Emergency

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 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’ within the next 12 months, which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.

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

3. 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 our operations and the travel services sold by us.

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

5. Advocate for change. We recognise the need for system change across the industry to accelerate a just transition towards carbon-free tourism.

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

We have already taken so steps toward the future we envision, namely:

1. We have developed our Road to Zero strategy in which we explain in a detailed way how we measure our emissions and how to reach to our 2019 commitment: Achieve Net Zero by 2030. Here is our strategy: https://impactrip.com/impact-road-to-zero-our-net-zero-2030-strategy/

2. We share our emissions annually on our Impact Reports. You can read all our reports here: https://impactrip.com/annual-impact-reports/

3. We went further and we committed to being Net Zero by 2030 in 2019, together with other 500+ B-Corp certified social businesses.

4. We encourage our suppliers and partners to make the same declaration by hosting webinars on how to account for emissions and to explain why this matter is so important. This is a point in which we want to get better and do more in the near future.

5. We are activists! We encourage our team to speak up (check the “ImpacTrip Activist Wall” to see the articles written by our team) as well as our non-profit partners as you can read on the articles we invited them to write in which they share the causes they fight for as well as the SDGs they contribute to achieving: https://impactrip.com/blog/. Do you care about a social or environmental cause? Join us in raising awareness and write together with us.
We believe tourism can be a tool for social and environmental development and we work every day towards this vision.
Impact+ team