WHICH ISLAND SHOULD BE THE NEXT CARBON NEUTRAL DESTINATION?
We are currently leading a project to help Palau become the world’s first carbon neutral destination and preserve this pristine paradise for future generations. Now, we want to know: which island should be next?
Islands are on the frontline of climate change
Islands are highly vulnerable to the hazards of climate change thanks to their small size, remote locations, and coastal geographies. If action isn’t taken, climate change will wreak havoc on their fragile environments and jeopardize the survival of local communities.
Rising sea levels and coastal flooding
Extreme weather and tropical storms
Coral bleaching and ocean acidification
Habitat destruction and biodiversity loss
Food insecurity and water shortages
Illness, disease, and health concerns
We're helping them become more resilient
We’re establishing a new, carbon neutral model of tourism in Palau, but we’re not stopping there! Next year, we intend to bring this program to other island destinations and build upon our approach to catalyze widespread change.
Neutralize tourism’s contribution to climate change
Improve the livelihoods of local farmers, fishers, and other food producers
Reduce reliance on imported goods and increase local food security
Empower women to participate more fully in the tourism value chain
Conserve coastal ecosystems that provide protection and act as carbon sinks
Reduce food waste and build a circular economy
Expand access to clean energy
Which island should be next?
Vote for the island that you think should be the next carbon neutral tourism destination*
*The above list of islands includes small island developing states as defined by the United Nations. Learn more about how we will be selecting the next carbon neutral island destination here.