In 2019, tourism contributed about 11 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. There are growing pressures on the tourism industry to reduce this. However, to date no standard guideline exists for countries to report emissions from tourism and the focus has only been on measuring the economic impact of tourism.

In Skift Research’s newly released Sustainability in Travel 2021: Quantifying Tourism Emissions for Destinations report, we investigate the status of carbon reporting in the tourism industry and attempt to quantify domestic and international tourism emissions for select 25 countries. We do this by using publicly available data and correlating inhabitant emissions with tourist emissions.

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What You’ll Learn From This Report

  • The global carbon footprint of tourism
  • Carbon emissions attributable to different parts of the tourism value chain
  • The status of carbon reporting in the tourism industry
  • Composition of direct and indirect emissions
  • Tourism emissions of 25 countries
  • How much CO2 domestic and international tourists emit as compared to an average inhabitant

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