AITO Climate Crisis Declaration
The Specialist Travel Association (AITO) 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.
In the process of becoming a Signatory and Launch Partner of the Glasgow Declaration (Climate Action in Tourism) at COP26, AITO declares a shared commitment to unite all stakeholders in transforming tourism to deliver effective climate action. We support the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and reach Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050.
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. In the process, we strive to address the five shared pathways to Measure, Decarbonise, Regenerate, Collaborate, Finance. Committing to deliver our Climate Action Plan by December 2022. Reporting publicly on both our progress and actions.
AITO Office Statement
“There is a climate crisis, and whilst there is no one solution to this highly complex existential problem, AITO recognises our involvement and responsibility and as such we have designed a clear strategy to review and improve our footprint on a continual basis.
We are proud to announce the following significant changes to our operations from 1 September 2021 in our commitment to build back better.
- Carbon neutral office space
- Carbon neutral travel; for conferences, commuting, staff and delegates
- Sourcing local, ethical and sustainable suppliers for both the office and for conferences
We are looking to continually increase our efficiencies, reduce waste and look for innovative ways to improve. If you have any further questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.