We Declare a Climate Emergency

Hike’n Sail Turkey was founded in 1997 and acts as an inbound tour operator for trips combining culture, nature, and activities such as hiking, sailing, botanizing, sea-kayaking, wine & food tasting.

We are a small company, but we believe every individual must feel the responsibility to take the maximum measures to reduce carbon emissions and global warming. Otherwise, an ecological meltdown will be inevitable. In this context, we have always prioritized to acknowledge the principals of Responsible Tourism and implement them into our tour operations.

Hike’n Sail Travel is the only active member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), which has more than 1300 members in 100 plus countries. We are glad and proud that our Adventure Travel / Responsible Tourism community is lead by ATTA and taking action against the climate crisis.

We Declare a Climate Emergency

We’ve signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organizations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions as per the advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030.

Like all signatories, we have committed to the following five actions:

  1. Develop a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ within the next 12 months, which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
  1. Share an initial public declaration of our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, and update on progress each year.
  1. Accept current IPCC advice stating the need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 in order to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming. We’ll ensure our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ represents actions designed to achieve this as a minimum, through delivering transparent, measurable and increasing reductions in the total carbon emissions per customer arising from our operations and the travel services sold by us. 
  1. Encourage our suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; sharing best practices amongst peers, and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community. 
  2. Advocate for change. We recognize the need for system change across the industry and call for urgent regulatory action to accelerate the transition towards zero-carbon air travel.
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