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Pathways to decarbonise the tourism industry

Climate Action Network Australia invites Better Futures Australia members to join this special Brown Bag Lunch webinar.


Webinar outline:


Intrepid Travel is globally renowned as a leader in sustainable, experience-rich travel, offering more than 1,150 trips on every continent. Since 2010, Intrepid has been the world’s largest carbon neutral travel company, and in 2018 became the world’s largest travel B-Corp.

Recognising that carbon neutrality was only the first step in its climate action journey, in 2020 Intrepid became the first global tour operator to introduce approved science-based carbon reduction targets (SBTi). In 2021, the company backed this up by becoming a signatory to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, and later joined SBTi’s Net Zero Standard initiative.

A relatively asset-light business, Intrepid has recognised that the majority of its emissions come from different pockets of its value chain – particularly transportation - and it has made a commitment to work with its 1,000+ suppliers to support them on their own decarbonisation journey.

But how does a global travel business do this, while also maintaining the same level of safe, comfortable service that its customers expect? Join Intrepid’s Global Environmental Impact Manager, Dr. Susanne Etti, for a Brown Bag Lunch as she explores how Intrepid will accelerate its decarbonisation efforts in 2022 and innovate with greener, slow-travel alternatives.


Speaker bio:

As Intrepid’s Global Environmental Impact Specialist, Dr Susanne Etti (she/her), is responsible for measuring and driving environmental performance, as well as creating a culture of sustainability leadership within the organisation.

Dr Etti has a PHD in natural science, specialising in climate change and vector borne diseases. She is an experienced strategic leader with a focus on climate change and biodiversity, and in 2022 was recognised by Adweek as one of their 12 sustainability superstars. She has worked in Australia, Europe, Southeast Asia and South America across a variety of sectors, exposing her to best practices from many industries.

Susanne’s work has been published in academic journals around the world and she is a regular commentator on sustainability issues for outlets such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. She is the author of an open-source 10-Step Guide to Decarbonise Your Travel Business and the Carbon Measurement Blueprint for Tour Operators, as part of her ongoing commitment to lead the travel industry towards a more regenerative, healthy, inclusive and sustainable 1.5-degree future.

For RSVPs, please email [email protected] and you will be provided with a Zoom link.

April 17, 2023 at 12:00pm - 1pm (Melbourne time)
Bethany Richards ·