November 9. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the launch of an ambitious and groundbreaking Net Zero Roadmap, designed to guide the global travel and tourism industries in their battle against the climate crisis.
WTTC officials developed the plan in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Accenture.
By providing milestones, guidelines and recommendations for meaningful climate action and emissions reduction for different industries within the travel and tourism sector, the roadmap sets out the challenges ahead and how companies can decarbonize and reach net zero by 2050.
New data provided as part of the Net Zero Roadmap showed the travel and tourism industries were responsible for an estimated 8-10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). As a result, the sector plays a key role in fighting climate change, which will require heightened ambitions and differentiated approaches.
The detailed roadmap features key decarbonization levers and corresponding actions for five key industries of the sector, including accommodation, tour operators, aviation, cruise and tourism intermediaries.
Source: Travel Pulse