Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism

Wild Frontiers is proud to be a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism

As a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration, we commit to deliver plans aligned with the pathways to cut tourism emissions in half over the next decade and reach Net Zero emissions as soon as possible before 2050. 

Launched at COP26, the Glasgow Declaration aims to unite everyone in the tourism sector around a common set of pathways for climate action, by: 

Defining 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;

Outlining the pathways and specific actions that will accelerate tourism’s ability to transform tourism and achieve Net Zero as soon as possible; 

Encouraging signatories across all sectors of tourism to demonstrate their public support for scaling up the sector’s response to the climate emergency. 

As a Signatory Wild Frontiers Commits to:

Support the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and reach Net Zero as soon as possible before 2050; 

Deliver climate action plans within 12 months from becoming a signatory (or updating existing plans), and begin implementing them; 

Align plans with the five pathways of the Declaration (Measure, Decarbonise, Regenerate, Collaborate, Finance) to accelerate and co-ordinate climate action in tourism; 

Report publicly on an annual basis on progress against interim and long-term targets, as well as on actions being taken; 

Work in a collaborative spirit, sharing good practices and solutions, and disseminating information to encourage additional organisations to become signatories and supporting one another to reach targets as quickly as possible.

The five pathways defined in the Glasgow Declaration

Measure: Measure and disclose all travel and tourism-related emissions

Decarbonise: Set and deliver science-based targets to accelerate tourism’s decarbonisation

Regenerate: Restore and protect ecosystems, supporting nature’s ability to draw down carbon, as well as safeguarding biodiversity, food security, and water supply.

Collaborate: Share evidence of risks and solutions with all stakeholders and our guests, and work together to ensure our plans are as effective and co-ordinated as possible.

Finance: Ensure organisational resources and capacity are sufficient to meet objectives set out in climate plans.