Tourism Declares Initiative
Tourism Declares supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking action to reduce their carbon emissions
We Declare a Climate Emergency
Signing up to the Tourism Declares initiative reflects a shared commitment across the Cairngorms National Park to transform the way we live and work in the Cairngorms, not least through our long-term Cairngorms 2030 programme.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority, and the Cairngorms Business Partnership on behalf of their members, have signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions as per the advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030. We are proud to be one of first destinations in Scotland to sign up to initiative.
We have committed to the following five actions:
- Develop the Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan as our Climate Emergency Plan for the destination, which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
- Share an initial public declaration of our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, and update on progress each year.
- Accept current IPCC advice stating the need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming. We’ll ensure our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ represents actions designed to achieve this as a minimum, through delivering transparent, measurable, and increasing reductions in the total carbon emissions per customer arising from our operations and the travel services sold by us.
- Encourage our suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; sharing best practice amongst peers; and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community
- Advocate for change. We recognise the need for system change across the industry to accelerate a just transition towards carbon-free tourism.