Humanity’s contributions – including those of the travel industry – to our warming planet have put everything at stake. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that global temperatures will exceed 2°C beyond pre-industrial temperatures during the 21st century, exceeding the 1.5°C limit put forth by The Paris Agreement, unless we collectively and drastically start reducing our greenhouse gas emissions now and in the coming decades.
But what does this mean and how do we get there?
To answer these all-important questions, CREST is partnering with Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency to host our fifth annual World Tourism Day Forum. The virtual event will focus on helping key sectors bridge the disconnect between the goals they are warned must be met when it comes to mitigating the climate crisis and the action steps they need to take.
The year’s virtual Forum will take place over the span of two days, with an inspiring 2-hour introductory session for all participants on Tuesday, September 28, and 3-hour technical workshops for accommodations, tour operators, and destinations on Wednesday, September 29. EDT. Participants will leave the Forum with a solid understanding of climate change action terminology and how they can move forward towards meaningful action.