Tour Operator Natural Greece has signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports organizations in tourism 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, Natural Greece commits to accelerating its own emission reductions in line with IPPC advice. By committing to the following 5 actions:
- Develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’
Within 12 months of the initial declaration, or sooner if possible.
- Share our commitment and progress publicly
Share our initial public declaration, our ‘Climate Action Plan’, and update on progress against our targets each year.
- Cut carbon emissions
We accept the current IPCC advice stating the need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming.
Our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ represents actions designed to achieve this as a minimum, by delivering transparent, measurable, and increasing reductions in the total carbon emissions arising from our own operations.
- Work together
Natural Greece encourages tour operator clients, contacts, hoteliers and all other partners to make the same declaration. We will share best practices amongst them, and actively participate in the Tourism Declares Climate Emergency community.
- Advocate for change
We recognize the need for system change across the tourism industry and call for urgent regulatory action & a just transition towards radical carbon reduction.
How to join the movement
The focus of “Tourism Declares Climate Emergency” for 2021 is creating three Climate Action Blueprints – for
- Tour Operators,
- Accommodation Providers &
Thus, enabling anyone in these sectors to deliver their Climate Action Plans.