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Climate-friendly travel

The travel industry is taking responsibility

Reaching net zero by 2050

At the 2015 Paris Climate Summit, 196 nations and the EU committed to the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This will protect the ecosystems that humanity needs to survive. Since then, countless companies, organisations and private individuals around the world have joined in to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and to be climate-neutral by 2050.

In this endeavour tourism has a special role to play. Every 10th job is directly or indirectly dependent on tourism. As an important economic factor tourism is in many developing and newly industrialising countries contributing to local value creation by creating jobs and investing in infrastructure, especially in rural areas. In some cases, income from tourism is the main source of revenue and ensures political stability. However, the industry contributes 8-10% of global annual emissions. In order to achieve the climate targets, it is therefore necessary for all parties involved - tourism companies, mobility providers and travellers - to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

With KlimaLink, our member companies openly present these emissions at the point of sale and thus offer consumers an aid to make more climate-friendly travel decisions. For travel companies and service providers, the emissions data is a basis for identifying climate-friendly travel offers in their portfolios.

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