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.
That is why we have 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, we have committed 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.