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Transport-related CO2 emissions from the tourism sector – Modelling results

  • International travel represents 80% of all international arrivals in 2016 and as forecasted for 2030. It is predominantly done by air, followed by car.
  • Transport-related CO2 emissions from tourism will grow 25% by 2030 from 2016 levels, representing 5.3% of all man-made emissions in 2030. 
  • Transport-related CO2 emissions of the tourism sector constitute 22% of total emissions from the transport sector globally. Therefore, enhanced cooperation with the transport sector is essential for the world to achieve ambitions for net zero emissions.
  • The tourism sector needs to transform towards low emission and high efficiency operations.

Access article: United Nations World Tourism Organization (https://www.unwto.org/sustainable-development/tourism-emissions-climate-change)