When we talk about climate action in tourism, it’s important to understand that tourism accounts for approximately 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The main contributor to tourism’s global emissions is transportation, particularly air travel. In Canada, for example, the tourism industry is responsible for approximately 2% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Energy use in hotels and resorts, including heating, cooling and lighting, is a significant contributor to carbon emissions. Due to production, transportation and disposal, food and beverage services are also responsible for significant emissions.

Never before has there been more of a push to collaborate on climate action in the tourism sector!

The BC Tourism Sustainability Network guide to climate action covers several topics, including:

  • Strategies for reducing tourism’s carbon footprint
  • Carbon offsets
  • Engaging and educating on climate action
  • Measuring and reporting on climate impacts
  • And the Glasgow Declaration
  • Download Guide

Are you ready to learn more? Click the buttons above to download BCTSN Guide 3 on Climate Action, as well as the supporting resources.  

Adams River, near Shuswap Lake.

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