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We interviewed Simon Birkenhead, Chief Executive Officer of International Volunteer HQ, a volunteer travel provider based in New Zealand that aims to create regenerative travel experiences.

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We interviewed Bruno Wendling, Director-President of Mato Grosso do Sul Tourism Foundation about climate action in Bonito, a renowned ecotourism destination in Brazil. “As tourism destination managers, the sooner we mainstream climate action in our...

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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.

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We interviewed Patty Martin, Climate Scientist for Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) about the DMOs climate action planning journey and what tips she has for others. The OCVA will be one of the organisations taking part in our climate action...

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Update from the Pacific We interviewed Petero Manufolau as Chair of the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and Chair of the Small Island States and Territories Board Sub Committee. Petero is also CEO of the Tourism Authority of Kiribati.

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The number of signatories to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism has passed the 500-mark, just four months after the landmark initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26, November 2021). Today, and coinciding...

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The European Tourism Association (ETOA) releases first climate action plan. Interview with Tim Fairhurst, Secretary General, Director of Policy, European Tourism Association (ETOA)

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The ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ was launched on 4th November 2021 at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Some of tourism’s biggest businesses have joined governments and destinations in committing to cut emissions in half...

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In preparation for COP26, two information sessions were held today on the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The Declaration, developed by a collaborative group of leading organizations, is an urgent call for all stakeholders to commit...