The United Nations World Tourism Organization said on their website:
UNWTO is committed to accelerate progress towards low carbon tourism development and the contribution of the sector to international climate goals.
Which makes us wonder how much damage is traveling doing to our environment? With millions of people traveling around the world at any given time, even now during the COVID19 pandemic, our transport-related emissions are an issue.
However, now we have discovered various ways to travel sustainability and this has helped with travel-related emissions.
Traveling sustainability may include:
Supporting countries that value sustainability: Switzerland, France, and Denmark are known as the world’s most sustainable nations.
Travelers can consider supporting carriers that use sustainable aviation biofuel like United, Qantas, and KLM.
Supporting local businesses (supporting local economies) while cutting back on food and plastic waste can happen both abroad and at home.
The list continues, but do you think enough people have become environmentally conscious to offset our carbon footprint as a society?