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Turtles in climate crisis

Headwater Declares a Climate Emergency

Headwater was created to inspire and improve lives through travel. Since we began over 30-years ago, the tension between the positive impact of travel and its damaging carbon footprint has increased. The planet we love is at risk; from melting ice caps to extreme weather events, the effects of climate change are more apparent than ever. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to tackle the climate emergency, and we want to be part of the solution. This means collaborating with competitors, supporting innovation, and committing to clear timeframes and targets for carbon reduction.

We are therefore delighted to be a signatory of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, a collective of travel businesses and organisations following the lead of other sectors in declaring a climate emergency. As Tourism Declares outlines, "We believe we have a responsibility, to tell the truth, act now and work together to help turn it around." As part of Tourism Declares:

  • We publicly accept the current IPCC advice (LINK) that we need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming.
  • We are developing a Climate Change Action Plan with a science-based target to halve our carbon footprint per client by 2030.
  • We commit to publicly communicating both our plan and our progress.
  • We will work with our suppliers and partners, to encourage them to make their own declaration, and with the Tourism Declares community to share best practice and solutions with the wider travel industry.
  • We recognise the need for system change across the industry, and will join others in calling for urgent regulatory action to accelerate the transition towards zero carbon air travel.

Any questions or comments, email sustainabletravel@exodus.co.uk.

Tourism climate emergency

Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency

We have joined a network of organisations, companies and individuals across the travel sector to join other industries and regions in declaring a climate emergency. The declaration commits signatories to accelerate their own emission reductions in line with IPPC advice that the world needs to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030. Read more here.

Our People, Places & Planet plan

Action on climate change is a key pillar of our People, Places & Planet plan, which works towards improving life through travel - for the places we visit on our adventures, the people we meet when there, and the planet which hosts us.

Exodus Travels Foundation

The Exodus Travels Foundation

Here at Headwater, and at our sister company Exodus Travels, we are all passionate about the power of travel to make a positive impact on the world around us. We work hard to make sure our adventures empower and protect the communities and environments we take people to visit and we are thrilled to support this goal further through the Exodus Travels Foundation.

To read more about the foundation, its goals and its projects click here.

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