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Walk4Africa has signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions as per the advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030.

Like all signatories, we have committed to the following five actions:

  1. Our Climate Emergency Plan: Our Climate Emergency Plan details our intention to encourage the 40 walkathon host countries to reduce their carbon emissions over the next decade.
    We will do this by:
    Observing the climate impact of our walkathon events by implementing measures to reduce our suppliers, partners, and participants’ carbon footprints, specifically in terms of transportation to and from the events.
  2. Share our commitment and progress publicly: Share our initial public declaration, our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, and update on progress against our targets each year.
  3. Cut carbon emissions: 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 total carbon emissions.
  4. Work together: Encourage members, suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; share best practice amongst peers; and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community.
  5. Advocate for change: Recognise the need for system change across the industry and call for urgent regulatory action to accelerate the transition towards zero-carbon air travel.

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