Code Red for Climate Resilient Tourism

The climate crisis is a code red for humanity. This assembly, and governments around the world, face a moment of truth. We need decarbonization now, across every sector in every country. .. There is one path forward. A 1.5-degree future is the only livable future for humanity.

– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 27 October 2021

Climate Crisis

The IPCC 6" Assessment states that all pathways that limit global warming to 1.5°C with no or limited overshoot, and those that limit warming to 2°C involve rapid and deep GHG emission reductions in all sectors. It calls for GHG emissions to peak by 2025, be halved by 2030, and fall to net-zero by 2050 .

Tourism Transformation

Climate change will transform tourism destinations, demand patterns, and investment for decades to come. TPCC brings together tourism thought leaders from around the world to meet this grand challenge and accelerate the evidence-based transition to a new era of climate resilient tourism.

Decarbonizing Tourism

Tourism contributes between 5-8% to global emissions. An increasing number of organisations are committing to a net-zero target for 2050. Rapid emission reduction must start now and involve all sub-sectors. An immediate priority is mobility. The difficult to abate aviation sector and tourism implications of decarbonization paths is the focus of a Horizon Paper.

Adapting To Climate Risk

Tourism is a highly climate-exposed system and proactive adaptation is required to manage diverse physical climate risks . Assessing these &responding to these complex climate risks, is the focus of a Horizon Paper on evolving climate risk assessment.