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A proud signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism.

Emboo River Camp is proud to be a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism.

The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism unites travel and tourism behind a common set of pathways for climate action, aligning the sector with global commitments and catalyzing collaborative solutions to the many challenges facing businesses and destinations globally. The Glasgow Declaration encourages the acceleration of climate action in tourism by securing commitments to reduce emissions in tourism by at least 50% over the next decade and achieve Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050.

A just transition to Net Zero before 2050 will only be possible if tourism’s recovery accelerates the adoption of sustainable consumption and production, and redefines our future success to consider not only economic value but rather the regeneration of ecosystems, biodiversity and communities.” Read more here

Emboo River's holistic & closed loop approach

When launching Emboo River, our Directors Valery Super & Loic Amado rethought every aspect of its operations and the guest experience.

The idea to launch Emboo River was sparked when witnessing the negative impact of traditional safari lodges. Guests travelled to Maasai Mara to enjoy the beauty of the Maasai Mara from polluting vehicles, while having dinner under the stars with the roar of a generator in the background.

Something had to be done to protect this ecosystem, empower communities and shake up the travel industry.

We questioned the status quo in the tourism industry by applying innovation and technology and by partnering with passionate people; the Emboo River team redesigned the entire operations.

This led to a holistic and closed loop approach towards sustainability.

This holistic and closed loop approach towards sustainability can be divided into different topics:

  • Water management

  • Renewable energy

  • Electric mobility

  • Farm to fork meals

  • Trash to treasure

  • Community engagement

As a result, every part of Emboo River is guided by a commitment to do right for the community and environment.

One Planet network Sustainable Tourism Programme

The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme has the overall objective to enhance the sustainable development impacts of the tourism sector by 2030, by developing, promoting and scaling up sustainable consumption and production practices that boost the efficient use of natural resources while producing less waste and addressing the challenges of climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution.

The Sustainable Tourism Programme is part of the One Planet network, a multi-stakeholder partnership to implement SDG 12 on Sustainable Consumption and Production. Read more here

We commit to:

  • Support the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and reach Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050;

  • Deliver climate action plans within 12 months from becoming a signatory (or updating existing plans), and begin implementing them;

  • Align plans with the five pathways of the Declaration (Measure, Decarbonize, Regenerate, Collaborate, Finance) to accelerate and co-ordinate climate action in tourism;

  • Report publicly on an annual basis on progress against interim and long-term targets, as well as on actions being taken;

  • Work in a collaborative spirit, sharing good practices and solutions, and disseminating information to encourage additional organizations to become signatories and supporting one another to reach targets as quickly as possible.


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