Phase 2: Environment
The second phase of the Tourism ITP is focused on the environment and tourism.
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Why the Environment?
The second phase of the Tourism ITP is focused on the environment and tourism. Ensuring the tourism industry protects and restores the environment is important because Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural environment is central to our attraction as a destination.
Reducing the contribution that tourism makes to greenhouse gas emissions is vital, both to achieve Aotearoa New Zealand’s emissions reduction commitments and to ensure it remains a popular destination for climate-conscious visitors. There are already examples of the tourism industry reducing its impact on the environment and giving back to nature. The ITP aims to enhance these positive actions.
3 pillars underline the scope of this phase of the ITP:
- Climate change adaptation – understanding the impact that climate change will have on the tourism industry and taking action to ensure the industry can adapt to climate events
- Climate change mitigation – transforming the tourism industry into a low carbon emissions industry
- Fostering positive ecological outcomes, such as biodiversity and ecosystem restoration
The full scope document of the environment phase of the ITP can be found here:
Tourism Industry Transformation Plan: Te Taiao / The Environment phase – Scope [PDF, 199 KB]