We pledge to cut our direct emissions by 50% compared to our previous tour (2016-17), and work with our partners and suppliers to reduce their impacts and emissions wherever possible. For remaining CO2 emissions we are creating a carbon fund for the drawdown of carbon via nature- and technology-based solutions.
In 2019 we commissioned a team of sustainability experts to investigate our environmental impact and carbon footprint. This has helped us to identify the key areas where we can avoid, reduce and mitigate our carbon emissions.
Using our previous tours as a baseline, we set ourselves a science-led target of 50% reduction in our CO2 emissions.
We pledge to drawdown any unavoidable emissions according to the Oxford Principles for Net-Zero Aligned carbon offsetting.
We will continue to capture climate impact data and calculate our environmental footprint using recognised standards and appropriate conversion factors.
We will adapt all tour operations to minimise emissions, in line with the best science and practices: from
set build to travel to freight to power.
We will avoid fossil fuels, use clean energy and use reusable and sustainable biomaterials wherever possible.
Despite our best efforts, the tour will still have a significant carbon footprint. We pledge to drawdown more CO2 than the tour produces supporting projects based on reforestation, rewilding, conservation, soil regeneration, carbon capture & storage and renewable energy.
As part of this pledge, the tour will fund the planting – and lifelong protection of – millions of new trees including one tree for every ticket sold.