The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism
The Glasgow Declaration is a catalyst for increased urgency about the need to accelerate climate action in tourism and to secure strong commitments to support the global goals to halve emissions over the next decade and reach Net Zero emissions as soon as possible before 2050.
Over 450 organizations have become signatories of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism to accelerate climate action.
By becoming signatories, organizations agree to implement the commitments detailed in the Glasgow Declaration, notably:
- 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 implement 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 organizations to become signatories and supporting one another to reach targets as quickly as possible.
Everyone in the tourism sector has a role to play in accelerating climate action and therefore all tourism stakeholders (legal entities) can become signatories of the Glasgow Declaration. Destinations (national and local governments), businesses (accommodation providers, tour operators, suppliers, etc.) and supporting organizations (NGOs, business associations, academia, etc.) can become signatories of the Initiative.
The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism defines a clear and consistent sector-wide message and approach to climate action in the coming decade. The Initiative supports its signatories by sharing knowledge and resources to better implement their commitments; fostering and supporting the work at destination level to develop and implement climate action plans; tracking and disclosing progress implementing the commitments; and providing international recognition and visibility.
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The Glasgow Declaration is being led by UNWTO in collaboration with the Travel Foundation, and within the framework of the One Planet Network and Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency initiatives. Learn more about the background of the Declaration and the Drafting Committee.
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