We are working with CELTH, Breda University of Applied Sciences, the European Tourism Futures Institute, and the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions to research what a thriving, decarbonising tourism sector could look like in 2030 and 2050. The headline findings from the resulting report ‘Envisioning Tourism in 2030’ were announced during COP27 in November 2022 and the full report will be released soon. To register your interest in receiving the full report please fill out the form below.
The aim of the research is to provide a positive vision of a net zero visitor economy which can also provide guidance to signatories of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action as they plan for a future that is consistent with global climate targets.
This vital independent study concludes that destinations and tourism businesses must take action now to identify new opportunities and build resilience to changes in visitor patterns, potential new restrictions and regulation, and the worsening impacts of climate change.
- Huge levels of industry-wide and government investment, shifts in modes of transport, and support for vulnerable destinations are all urgently required to achieve net zero by 2050.
- Additional measures must be applied immediately to prevent further escalation of emissions and to come even close to halving them by the end of this decade.
- The report urges the sector to accelerate steps to adapt and innovate for a decarbonising world.