UNITING TOURISM AROUND TANGIBLE CLIMATE ACTION PLANS
The tourism sector set out its plans to achieve its climate action ambitions. At COP27, UNWTO brought leading sector stakeholders together to share practical insights into accelerating the shift to greater sustainability and reaching Net-Zero.
Since the launch Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism at COP26, more than 700 businesses, destinations, civil society groups and even countries have signed up, committing to decarbonize, regenerate and measure in order to halve their carbon emissions by 2030 and reach Net-Zero by 2050 at the latest.
Participants represented the different dimensions of tourism, at both the national and subnational level. Financial and UN institutions, in particular United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank Group and CAF (the Development Bank of Latin America) voiced their readiness to support tourism destinations in their transformation towards more low-carbon, sustainable and resilient tourism models.
Two official side events were organized in the Blue Zone:
- Scaling-Up Climate Action in Tourism – the Glasgow Declaration
- Strategic Approaches Scaling-up Climate Action in Tourism – the Glasgow Declaration
To learn more about the main takeways, read full press release here.