At La Résidence we believe that tourism can have a positive impact on individuals and communities, it has certainly enriched our lives. It can also create social and economic benefits for local communities and help with conservation of natural and cultural heritage.
However, it is also contributing to the climate crisis. The travel industry is responsible for 8% of total global emissions contributing to global warming that threatens our natural environment.
In May 2020 we committed to developing a plan setting out how we intend to reduce our carbon emissions and can be found at the bottom of this page. We don't have scientific backgrounds and knowing the best way to respond to the global climate crisis has been daunting but we have started with the relatively easy steps and plan to continue our quest over the coming years.
Our plan, including our achievements so far can be found here. If you have any thoughts or ideas about what we are doing, we would love to hear from you.
In May 2020 we 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.
Like all signatories, our commitment was to the following five actions:
These are grand statements but essentially what it means is we need to do more to lessen our impact on the planet. If you would like to know more about our progress, sign up to receive news and updates from us on our carbon reduction initiatives.
Please consider also declaring at www.tourismdeclares.com, and follow on @tourismdeclares on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.