We know climate change is a reality, and according to the IPCC latest report, smaller islands are increasingly affected and the Pacific Islands are some of the most vulnerable to the phenomenon.
As the latest round of IPCC reports make clear (AR 6, published 2022), dramatic reductions in emissions along with new approaches to planning in order to more strongly incorporate indigenous knowledge, and support for climate innovations, are urgently needed.
Tourism can make a significant contribution in supporting society’s overall transformation.
In today’s webinar led by our moderator Christina Beckmann, ATTA Vice President and Co-founder of Tomorrow’s Air, we review key results from a new study led by the UNWTO in partnership with the Adventure Travel Trade Association and supported by the group Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, “Global Study of Climate Action in Tourism,” before exploring possibilities for including indigenous and local knowledge in climate adaptation plans. Projects and practical examples of how tourism destinations and businesses can support emissions reduction scenarios and climate innovations will be discussed.
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Christina Beckmann (Moderator) - USACo-Founder, Tomorrow’s Air
Dr. Susanne Etti - AustraliaGlobal Environmental Impact Manager, Intrepid Travel
Christina Leala-Gale - Fiji IslandManager, Division of Sustainable Tourism, South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
Trent Yeo - New ZealandExecutive Director, Ziptrek Ecotours
Ciaran McCormack - AustraliaManager Australia - Pacific, The Climate Reality Project