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Glasgow Declaration


Become a Signatory of the Glasgow Declaration

Tourism stakeholders can now become signatories of the Glasgow Declaration.

You can download the English version here. To translate into French and Spanish, please use the language bar on the top of this page.



Signing the Glasgow Declaration allows you to step forward as a global leader working on climate action in tourism. The Glasgow Declaration is a voluntary commitment.


UNWTO and The Travel Foundation, within the framework of Sustainable Tourism Programme of the One Planet Network and Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency initiatives, are responsible for the implementation of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism and therefore your relationship as a signatory is with them. References to “we”, “us” and “our” in this document relate only to UNWTO and The Travel Foundation – no other entity is a party to this document.


The Glasgow Declaration is led by UNWTO in collaboration with The Travel Foundation and does not give any benefit or right of enforcement to a third party.


By signing the Glasgow Declaration, your organization agrees to the following Terms and Conditions:


What happens at time of signature?

The name and logo of your organisation:

  • will appear on the Glasgow Declaration webpages hosted within One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme’s website;

  • will be used in documents to show your organisation’s status as a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration and progress reports; and

  • may also appear on some of the UNWTO and The Travel Foundation social media assets, press releases, and other communications material in connection with the Glasgow Declaration.


UNWTO and The Travel Foundation will:

  • publicly communicate about the commitments your organisation has made;

  • follow the operating guidelines for signatories developed as frequently asked questions in collaboration with stakeholders and available as Appendix II;

  • use the information your organisation provides us during the annual reporting to report on aggregated progress achieved implementing the Glasgow Declaration;

  • make available your progress reports online (please see further details under confidentiality section below);

  • where pertinent, share data with other relevant environmental initiatives on an aggregated and anonymised form.


Your organisation will have the right to:

  • refer to the Glasgow Declaration in order to show that it is a signatory, by using the language recommended in the Communications Pack available in Appendix III.

  • use the logo of the Glasgow Declaration that we provide you with solely to accompany the statement in accordance with the brand guidelines included in the Communications Pack available in Appendix III.

  • Please note that your organisation shall not use the Glasgow Declaration logo for any other purposes.

  • Any use of the name, acronym, flag and emblem of UNWTO and The Travel Foundation shall be subject to prior written authorization from UNWTO and The Travel Foundation and to the terms and conditions established respectively by UNWTO and The Travel Foundation.



Signatories must report information on the progress in implementing the Glasgow Declaration on an annual basis. The reporting of the implementation of the Glasgow Declaration is done through the online reporting platform of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme.


We rely on your organisation reporting information accurately and in a timely fashion. The Glasgow Declaration Coordination Team will not verify any data received, nor will we audit your organisation. If your organisation does not report on time, this may be made clear in our public report, following consultation with your organisation. Non reporting, reporting incomplete information or reporting inaccurate information may be considered a material breach of these terms, which may result in termination of your signatory status.


Under no circumstances, shall the UNWTO and The Travel Foundation be liable for the information submitted through the online reporting platform of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme.


Your organization agrees to indemnify and shall defend and hold UNWTO and The Travel Foundation  harmless from any action, claim, loss, damage, liability and/or expense arising from or in connection with the signature of the Glasgow Declaration and reporting on the implementation of the same, including, without limitation, any infringement of the intellectual property rights, personal data or other rights of any third party with respect to the information submitted.


While all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the information your organisation provides us for public disclosure is reproduced accurately in our reports and communications, and we will correct any errors that are pointed out to us, neither UNWTO nor The Travel Foundation will be liable for reporting any inaccurate or incomplete information about your organisation. In the event of an error in our reporting or communications, or in the information your organisation has provided to us, please contact us as soon as possible ( so that we can update our records.



You agree that, UNWTO and The Travel Foundation have no liability and disclaim all warranties (express or implied) and shall not be liable in any circumstances to your organisation, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise arising in connection with the signature of the Glasgow Declaration and reporting on the implementation of the same, including for loss of profits, loss of sales, loss of business or revenue, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss or corruption of data, loss of goodwill or reputation, or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.


Settlement of Disputes

Any dispute, controversy or claim between the parties arising out or in connection with the signature of the Glasgow Declaration, unless it is settled by direct negotiation, , shall be settled by arbitration under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules then in force.  The parties agree to be bound by any arbitration award rendered in accordance with this provision as the final adjudication of any dispute. The arbitration may, at the determination of the arbitrator, be conducted in two languages, but English must always be one of the languages used.


Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with International Law, to the exclusion of any single national law. Your organisation agrees that progress towards the commitments relating to the implementation of the Glasgow Declaration is its sole responsibility, and that the UNWTO and The Travel Foundation have no responsibility or liability for your organisation’s ability to meet them.


Privileges and Immunities

Nothing in, or relating to, these Terms and Conditions or the Glasgow Declaration shall be deemed to represent a waiver of the Privileges and Immunities of UNWTO.



By signing the Glasgow Declaration, your organisation agrees to the publication of the information stated to be public and provided under the reporting requirements. Where your organisation has agreed to make additional information public, that submitted information might also be published.


We recognise that certain other information your organisation provides us with as a signatory may constitute confidential information. In relation to such information, your organisation agrees to explicitly state at the time you supply it which information is confidential. We will only use your organisation’s confidential information to the extent needed to carry out our work in relation to the Glasgow Declaration. We will not otherwise use, disclose or duplicate your organisation’s confidential information unless such use, disclosure, or duplication is:

  • authorised in writing (including by email) by your organisation; or

  • made to professional advisers or representatives who owe general duties of confidentiality.


Data Protection

To the extent we receive any personal data from your organisation, we will only use the same to enable the performance of its obligations in relation to this Glasgow Declaration, following prior consultation with your organisation.


We will ensure an appropriate protection of personal data in accordance with its applicable rules and procedures. In this connection, personal data shall be:

  • Processed fairly, for legitimate purposes and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject.

  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.

  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed

  • Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;

  • Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; and

  • Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data.


In this regard, UNWTO will comply with the Personal Data and Privacy Principles adopted by the United Nations in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of any personal data supplied to it.


Leaving the Glasgow Declaration

Accelerating climate action in tourism requires a concerted and long-term effort from all stakeholders. We hope that your organisation remains a signatory and an active participant in the Glasgow Declaration until 31 December 2030. UNWTO and The Travel Foundation, or your organisation, following prior consultation between us and your organisation, reserve the right to immediately terminate your organisation’s signatory status on written notice (which includes email), providing justification for such termination.


Upon termination of your signatory status, your organisation will no longer be required to report data to us and you will immediately stop all further use of the logo(s) and name(s) provided to you in connection with your signatory status. You will not hold yourself out as having any further association with us in connection with the Glasgow Declaration or its subject matter. The latter is also applicable in the event where the Glasgow Declaration ceases to exist.


Translated versions

Where a translated version of the Glasgow Declaration has been provided as a matter of courtesy to facilitate discussions and understanding, and any differences of interpretation arise between the different versions, you agree that the English version shall take precedence over a version in any other language.

Upon submitting your form, it will take two weeks to receive acknowledgement regarding your submission and the status of your application.