Online introduction to the Glasgow Declaration, which defines a clear and consistent sector-wide approach to climate action in the coming decade
2 September 2021
  • Sustainable Tourism

DATE: 21st September

TIME: 10:00 CEST / 17:00 CEST (Spanish Interpretation)

WHERE: Digital Event

The Glasgow Declaration aims to catalyse an acceleration of climate action across travel and tourism during the COVID-19 recovery and beyond. It defines a clear and consistent sector-wide message and approach to climate action in the coming decade, aligned with the wider scientific framework and urgency to act now.

In advance of the Glasgow Declaration's official launch at COP26 this November, these two introductory sessions will explore the Declaration's background and purpose and introduce some case studies of frontrunners delivering Climate Action in Tourism. We're running two sessions so as to allow as many people as possible from all around the world to attend. The morning session is scheduled at 10:00 CEST and the afternoon session is at 17:00 CEST with interpretation into Spanish.

During the sessions, the pathways proposed in the Glasgow Declaration to accelerate tourism’s ability to transform and achieve net zero as soon as possible will be presented. The audience will be informed about how to subscribe to the Declaration and demonstrate their public support for scaling up Climate Action in Tourism.

PROGRAMME

Morning Session: 10:00 CEST

Welcome: Elisa Tonda, Programme (UNEP) Head, Consumption and Production Unit, UN Environment

The Way to Glasgow: Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Global Climate Action, UN Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Panellists:

  • Janie Neumann, Sustainable Tourism Manager, Visit Scotland
  • Sven Wiltink, Director Responsible Business EMEA, Radisson Hotel Group
  • Darrell Wade, Co-Founder & Chairman, Intrepid Travel
  • Christopher Cocker, CEO, Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
  • Tim Fairhurst, Secretary General, European Tourism Association (ETOA)

Moderator: Virginia Fernandez-Trapa, Programme Officer, Sustainable Development of Tourism, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Morning session on 21st September at 10:00 CEST

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Afternoon Session: 17:00 CEST

Welcome: Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Way to Glasgow: Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Global Climate Action, UN Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Panellists:

  • Shannon Guihan, Chief, TreadRight & Sustainability Officer, The Travel Corporation (TTC)
  • José Koechlin, Founder & CEO, Inkaterra
  • Dr. Delphine Malleret King, CEO, The Long Run
  • Christine Young, Board Member, Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
  • Arica Sears, Deputy Director, Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Moderator: Jeremy Sampson, CEO, The Travel Foundation

Afternoon session (with Spanish interpretation) on 21st September at 17:00 CEST

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Watch here in Spanish 

 

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  • Sustainable Tourism
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Climate Change, Tourism