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The Role of Tourism and Women in the Climate Fight

Travel Lifestyle & Leisure Presented by Qantas & Accor

The Role of Tourism and Women in the Climate Fight

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This panel explores the relationship between climate change and tourism, and why we need more women to improve outcomes across both.

In January 2020, Intrepid Travel declared a Climate Emergency, underpinned by a seven-step plan to decarbonise its business in line with the Paris Climate Agreement’s 1.5 degree future. One of the imperative steps within the seven-step climate action plan is empowering women in travel. Addressing the critical intersection between empowering women and climate change is now an increasing focus of Intrepid Travel, making gender equality a core pillar in the business’ industry-wide fight for a healthier planet.

In many countries, women are often responsible for gathering and producing food, collecting water and sourcing fuel for heating and cooking. With climate change—warming water temperatures, large-scale, widespread fires, and drought—these tasks are becoming more difficult. Women are not only the best solution to prevent further degradation and adapt to climate change; they have a vested interest in doing so, for their communities and families.

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