Report Calls for Travel Industry’s Shift Toward Decarbonization

An independent report calls for the tourism and transportation sector to make policy and investment shifts that refocus growth in areas most ready to decarbonize.

The report, published by the Travel Foundation with support from varied travel organizations, also urges the industry to take full account of its greenhouse gas emissions.

The Envisioning Tourism in 2030 & Beyond report suggests more governments include international aviation emissions in their Paris Agreement plans; tourist boards and travel companies target more short-haul customers and bring net-zero products to market; investment in greener forms of transportation, plus travel industry adoption and promotion of greener transportation; less reliance on offsetting and more focus on decarbonization; and slowing the expected growth in aviation, with limits on long-haul flights.