Climate

Our climate commitment

Intrepid has been a carbon-neutral business since 2010 and in 2022 we offered over 1,800 carbon-offset trips. We declared a Climate Emergency in January 2020; which is underpinned by a seven-point commitment plan. We believe that businesses like Intrepid have a responsibility to contribute to efforts to limit global warming to 1.5C. That's why, in 2020, we became the first global tour operator with verifiable science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative.

Intrepid was also one of the first signatories and a launch partner to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism in November 2021. By becoming a signatory, we've agreed to implement the commitments detailed in the Glasgow Declaration, most notably supporting the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net zero as soon as possible before 2050.

Our climate change solutions ecosystem

Frequently asked questions

Our climate emergency declaration

We are committed to create environmental benefits by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and decarbonise our business by reducing emissions from our trips and global operations. We have set a science-based emissions reduction target in line with a 1.5°C future.

Together with a group of other businesses, organisations and individuals in the tourism industries, we are declaring a Climate Emergency, as part of Tourism Declares. Intrepid was also one of the first signatories and a launch partner to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism in November 2021. By becoming a signatory, Intrepid has agreed to implement the commitments detailed in the Glasgow Declaration, most notably supporting the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net zero as soon as possible before 2050. 

Read our full declaration.

Our seven-point commitment plan

Our seven-point plan included the following commitments:

  • Measure our emissions annually, including from transport, waste, energy use across offices, trips and our wider supply chain.
  • Continue to offset 100 per cent of our emissions each year. We have evolved away from our initial commitment to offset 125 per cent of emissions in favour of greater investment in decarbonising our business and biodiversity or nature-based solutions.
  • Meet near-term targets and set a science-based target to reduce emissions and reach net zero as soon as possible before 2050.
  • Transition to 100 per cent renewable energy in all our offices around the world by 2025 and on our trips by 2030.
  • Invest in green bonds, which support assets and projects consistent with delivering a low-carbon economy.
  • Empower women around the world to ensure sustainable growth, through projects such as Cambodia’s hyacinth weaving program.
  • Invest in research and innovative solutions and advocate across industry for decarbonisation.
Carbon Management

Find out more about how we, as a business, measure, reduce and offset our carbon emissions, both on our trips and in our offices around the world.

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