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Online introduction to the Glasgow Declaration - Accelerating Climate Action in Tourism

The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism 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 in November 2021, these two introductory sessions explored the Declaration's background and purpose and introduced some case studies of frontrunners delivering Climate Action in Tourism.  Two sessions were organized in order to allow as many people as possible from all around the world to attend. The morning session was scheduled at 10:00 CEST and the afternoon session 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 were presented. The audience were informed about how to subscribe to the Declaration and demonstrate their public support for scaling up Climate Action in Tourism.


Learn more how to join the Glasgow Declaration here.

Find the Operating Guidelines in the format of FAQ here.


Morning Session: 10:00 CEST

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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)


  • 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)




Afternoon Session: 17:00 CEST

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Watch here in Spanish 

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)


  • 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


Published on September 20, 2021
Event start date
08:00 am
Event end date
09:00 am

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