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Tourism Climate Action

Glasgow Declaration COP 27



High-level policy makers and corporate leaders will reflect on the implementation of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, which was launched at COP26, especially focusing on strategic approaches which are supporting regenerative approaches at destination level and innovative finance.


Welcome remarks:
  • Mr. Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean
  • Ms. Zoritsa Urosevic, Executive Director,  World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)


Keynote intervention:
  • Ms. Mari Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank Group
Panel discussion:
  • Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Maldives (video)Mr. Tarran Simms, Coordinator, Sustainability Department, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation

  • Mr. Frederic Degret, Chief Executive Officer, NOAH ReGen
  • Mr. Daniel Schaffer, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Environmental Education
  • Ms. Alicia Montalvo, Climate Action and Positive Biodiversity Manager, Development Bank of Latin America
Closing remarks:
  • Mr. Eric Usher, Head of the Finance Initiative, United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP (tbc)
  • Ms. Virginia Fernandez-Trapa, Programme Officer, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO


The event will be livestreamed and the connection information will be shared shortly.