Climate Change - An Issue for every Destination

The World Economic Forum has identified climate change as one of the major global risks facing the future of our planet. The past decade has served to build an awareness of the significant impacts that climate change has on the travel and tourism industry. Future mitigation and adaption strategies need to be developed at a destination wide level to address extreme weather events, the depletion of natural resources and the transition towards a decarbonised economy.

EarthCheck's ClimateCheck diagnostic provides a timely, practical solution to help destinations both gain an understanding of their readiness to address climate change and the action that can be undertaken to help their industry to respond to climate risks and opportunities. 

Our climate specialists will identify areas for potential improvement in your current management practices and help you discover hands on solutions, strategies and plans for action.

Developing a climate change strategy for your destination requires multiple steps. 

To understand the highest priority risks and the destinations’ preparedness it is important to consult with a wide range of stakeholders involved in tourism. Extensive consultation also ensures that your destination owns the strategy and sees the benefits of responding proactively to climate change.

Your strategy will provide a roadmap for addressing the risks and opportunities arising from climate change. We'll assist you develop your vision which in turn will be underpinned by clearly articulated goals. Our unique and science-based process understands what the most important issues are and what barriers need to be overcome to future-proof your destination. 

We'll ensure your needs are underpinned by an action plan and this plan will outline specific actions and initiatives. We'll help you allocate responsibilities and provide your municipality with time frames for implementation. ClimateCheck will then assist you and your team operationalise the plan in a collaborative way with destination stakeholders.