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Ahead but disturbingly insufficient.
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We have gone over the dreaded tipping points. It is no longer just about saving the planet ... it is about saving ourselves.
It is still possible to avoid total systems collapse and catastrophe IF WE ACT NOW.
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1.5°C (34.7°F) above pre-industrial level is the absolute ‘red line in the sand’ when a series of one-way doors start to close. Carbon Brief’s analysis for the IPCC’s 2021-2022 Assessment Report revealed that our world will likely exceed 1.5°C (34.7°F) between 2026 and 2042 (central estimate 2030 and 2032). Today, it is 1.2°C (34.16°F). Events are occurring to amplify warming. 2026 is in less than 5 years.
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It must be NOW that people understand their own impact and be aware of the implications of their actions – from what they purchase, who they purchase from and how much they consume.
It must be NOW that the awareness of the urgency needs to be conveyed and a clear plan needs to be constructed with a timeline. In my field of architecture and design, we need to implement sustainability design considerations to adhere to guidelines and frameworks of companies like EarthCheck.
It must be now that we take climate change seriously. It’s real and we must act immediately. If governments won’t lead, then business needs to.
It must be now that tourism should follow the 4C’s to develop responsible tourism by empowering the local Communities, preserving the Culture and balancing Conservation of the environment with Commerce, so travellers can enjoy discovering a healthy and productive planet for a very long time.
Consumers are NOW very aware of the environmental, social and economic challenges that face the planet. Research clearly demonstrates that safety, health and wellness, and responsible business practices form an important part of all travel decisions.
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
As we have said on so many different occasions, sustainability and wellbeing are completely intertwined, but who will lead the charge in the travel & tourism industry that seems to be lagging behind compared to some of its industry peers? Organisations like It Must Be NOW are clearly ahead of the game, setting best practices, offering certification tools and creating signalling effects. We posit that as the climate emergency intensifies, such organisations will put into motion a snowball / cascading effect. Expansion will therefore be exponential, not linear. Latecomers and doubters beware!
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Note: The above information is updated quarterly. Last updated on 11 May 2021.