AITO Climate Crisis Declaration
AITO - The Specialist Travel Association accepts the present advice from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stating the need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030, thereby keeping the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming.
AITO will work on an evolving ‘Action Plan’ designed to achieve this target as a minimum. In striving to ensure that all our communications, with our membership and our wider travel community, remain transparent and measurable, our aim is to assist in the increase of reductions in our own, our members’ and our suppliers’ total carbon emissions.
This declaration comes before Glasgow hosts COP26 (Nov 2021), where countries will meet to reassess commitments and strengthen ambitions made in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Having set up the AITO Climate Crisis Think Tank (ACT) in 2020, our Mission Statement defines the Association’s immediate ‘Climate Crisis Action Plan’.