Climate Emergency Declaration
Voyagers Voice is a project born from the need to reconnect travellers to tourism companies in responsible and sustainable way.
As tourism is one of the most powerful industries, Voyagers Voice has decided to get involved and take responsibility for protecting the planet. In addition to taking responsibility, we believe that we have a duty to be an active medium, promoting and sensibilising our audience about the importance of climate change and all that that entails.
We are pleased and proud to join this movement in the tourism industry that aims to safeguard the planet and make tourism more responsible and sustainable.
Therefore, Voyagers Voice is committed to the following five things:
1. Develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ within the next 12 months, which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
2. Share an initial public declaration of our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, and update on progress each year.
3. 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.
4. Encourage our suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; sharing best practice amongst peers; and actively take part in the Tourism Declares community
5. Advocate for change. We recognise the need for system change across the industry, and call for urgent regulatory action to accelerate the transition towards zero carbon air travel.
In particular, we commit to:
Give visibility to social enterprises and organisations that work to find innovative solutions to environmental problems, and organisations that help the development of tourism in a sustainable and responsible way.
Climate Emergency Plan
We believe that our media, although on a small scale, can bring benefits to various communities. It can also help preserve the environments in which we travel. We recognise that climate change is a priority that we all have to address together. Therefore, our plan to help reduce the factors that can contribute to climate change, are:
As a media, we do not organise trips, but through our articles, we will try to suggest sustainable trips.
We will continue to develop as a conscious communication medium on the climate change problem, learning from mistakes and improving them through the lessons of others.
Sustainable work office
Use technology to facilitate team meetings and outside meetings through video conferencing, thus reducing the need for physical travel to a minimum.
Apply a remote work policy that allows staff to work from home and thus avoid carbon emissions caused by daily commuting.
Use only the digital version of the magazine and thus minimise the use of print materials to a minimum.
Encourage member opinion
Work closely with partners to encourage greater adoption of alternatives.
We will campaign in the magazine to reduce carbon emissions, so that others make better decisions where we have no control over ourselves. We will ensure that we always make the best decisions we can when we have a direct influence on carbon impact.
We will try to prioritise that our articles contain information on the sustainability of tourism.
We will promote non-profit organisations that are dedicated to the environment or help local communities with social works.
We will develop this plan as we grow.
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