RED ROCKS ECO-TOURS DECLARATION ON CLIMATE EMERGENCY
Red Rocks Ecotours is all about the community, the wildlife, tourism & travel thus promoting sustainable tourism through community and conservation programs. Our pioneering cultural tourism scheme involves developing our community and promoting our nature preserve through tourism. We signed up to declare the urgency of climate action in tourism. We are therefore glad to scale our commitment within the concerted effort of a global community declaring climate emergency in tourism, and work together on targets for the reduction of carbon emissions ahead of 2030. IPCC advises reduced emissions to 55% below 2017 levels in order to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming within the next decade
We are committing Like all signatories, the following five actions:
Develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ within the next 12 months, which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
Share an initial public declaration of our ‘Climate Emergency Plan,’ and update on progress each year. as a platform to bring attention to critical issues on climate emergencies, mainly by facilitating communication between government, industry, community, and academic research. We intend that this effort will address current knowledge gaps about climate change that results in skepticism and uncertainty, and encourage planning based on factual research information.
Accept current IPCC advice stating the need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 in order to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming. We’ll ensure our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ represents actions designed to achieve this as a minimum, through delivering transparent, measurable, and increasing reductions in the total carbon emissions per customer arising from our operations and the travel services sold by us.
Encourage our suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; sharing best practice amongst peers; and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community by creating awareness with the local community by continuing to create safe spaces for highlighting climate issues for clients who overnight at our premises.
Advocate for change. We recognize the need for change across the industry, and call for urgent regulatory action to accelerate the transition towards zero-carbon air travel by encouraging action in our communications network within Rwanda and the rest of Africa, and have more companies, as well as individuals, come through us in declaring a climate emergency. We will schedule to provide information and leadership to encourage uptake of climate actions by the industry for carbon mitigation measures as well as relevant adaptation plans.