5-Dec-2019 8:49 AM

UNTWO/ITF: Transport-related CO2 emissions from tourism to rise 25% by 2030

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) reported (04-Dec-2019) transport related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016. Key highlights from the research include:

  • Transport related CO2 emissions from tourism are predicted to increase from 1597 million tonnes to 1998 million tonnes between 2016 and 2030, representing a 25% rise based on the current scenario for the decarbonisation of transport;
  • During the same period, international and domestic arrivals are expected to increase from 20 billion to 37 billion, mainly driven by domestic tourism (from 18.8 billion to 35.6 billion), followed by international arrivals (1.2 billion to 1.8 billion);
  • Tourism related transport emissions represented 22% of all transport emissions in 2016 and will continue doing so in 2030 (21%). [more - original PR]

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