On November 4th, 2021, the ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ launched at the UN climate change conference COP26. It increased the urgency about the need to accelerate climate action in tourism. The pledge commits to halve emissions by 50% by 2030 and reaching net-zero by 2050.
The Glasgow Declaration presents a new, very bold, path towards climate accountability. And it’s clear we need one, as the earth is warming up and the consequences of global warming are more visible than ever. Think about:
- Extreme bush fires in Australia and (South) America last year
- Flooding in Venice
- Heavy hurricane season in the Caribbean
- Extreme heats and rain falls in Europe