Pledge to tackle the climate crisis
VisitScotland has joined tourism organisations from across the world to support a new pledge to tackle the climate crisis.
The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism is a global initiative which will be launched at COP26 in November.
Organisations signing up to the Declaration commit to acting to cut tourism emissions at least in half over the next decade and reach net zero as soon as possible before 2050.
At VisitScotland, we already working towards the Scottish Government’s more ambitious target of reducing emissions by 75% by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2045.
VisitScotland was a member of the committee which drafted the Declaration, along with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Travel Foundation and Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.
The Declaration builds on the commitment made last year when we signed up to the Tourism Declares initiative and the work done since then.