Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
We are a signatory and launch partner of THE GLASGOW DECLARATION on climate action in tourism.
A COMMITMENT TO A DECADE OF TOURISM CLIMATE ACTION
We have long known that our dependence on fossil fuels, unsustainable land use, and wasteful consumption patterns drive climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. Rebalancing our relationship with nature is critical to regenerating both its ecological health and our personal, social and economic well-being.
It is also critical for tourism, which relies on and connects us with flourishing ecosystems. Restoring nature - and our relationship with it - will be key to our sector’s recovery from the pandemic, as well as its future prosperity and resilience.
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, Decarbonise, 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 organisations to become signatories and supporting one
another to reach targets as quickly as possible.
Check out the recording of the launch of the Glasgow Declaration at COP26 on the 4th November 2021 below.