Rowing The World is proud to be a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Local weather Motion in Tourism. Rowing The World additionally declares a local weather emergency.
The Glasgow Declaration on Local weather Motion in Tourism unites journey and tourism behind a typical set of pathways for local weather motion, aligning the sector with international commitments and catalysing collaborative options to the numerous challenges going through companies and locations globally. The Glasgow Declaration encourages the acceleration of local weather motion in tourism by securing commitments to cut back emissions in tourism by at the least 50% over the following decade and obtain Web Zero as quickly as attainable earlier than 2050. The Declaration was formally launched on the UN Local weather Change Convention (COP26) in November 2021.
As a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration, we decide to ship plans aligned with the pathways to chop tourism emissions in half over the following decade and attain Web Zero emissions as quickly as attainable earlier than 2050.
Rowing The World commits to:
- Help the worldwide dedication to halve emissions by 2030 and attain Web Zero as quickly as attainable earlier than 2050;
- Ship local weather motion plans inside 12 months from changing into a signatory (or updating current plans), and start implementing them;
- Align plans with the 5 pathways of the Declaration (Measure, Decarbonise, Regenerate, Collaborate, Finance) to speed up and co-ordinate local weather motion in tourism;
- Report publicly on an annual foundation on progress in opposition to interim and long-term targets, in addition to on actions being taken;
- Work in a collaborative spirit, sharing good practices and options, and disseminating info to encourage further organisations to develop into signatories and supporting each other to achieve targets as shortly as attainable.
The Glasgow Declaration on Local weather Motion in Tourism brings collectively the newest analysis and international experience to galvanise local weather motion. It is going to be hosted inside the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme’s web site, supported by Really useful Actions for tourism stakeholders internationally to think about as a part of their motion planning, alongside different sources.
Because the declaration states: “A simply transition to Web Zero earlier than 2050 will solely be attainable if tourism’s restoration accelerates the adoption of sustainable consumption and manufacturing, and redefines our future success to think about not solely financial worth however quite the regeneration of ecosystems, biodiversity and communities.”
We fairly like this explainer concerning the Glasgow Declaration, together with a bit snippet about that it could imply for travellers sooner or later – “It’ll make it simpler for individuals to see which journey operators are “actually strolling the speak” and it’ll enhance the journey experiences we have now.”
The necessity for a globally constant method for local weather motion in tourism has been made clear, notably by analysis into CO2 emissions carried out by UNWTO/ITF and launched on the UNFCCC COP25 in December 2019. This confirmed that transport-related emissions from tourism had been forecast to extend by 25% by 2030 from 2016 ranges, in opposition to the present ambition state of affairs.
In 2020, the One Planet Imaginative and prescient for a accountable restoration of the tourism sector was adopted with the intention of rising from the COVID-19 disaster each stronger and extra sustainable. Local weather motion is a central factor of the Imaginative and prescient, which requires monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions from tourism, selling the introduction of science-based targets, accelerating the decarbonisation of tourism operations, and fascinating the tourism sector in carbon removing.
The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme, the place the Glasgow Declaration is housed, has the general goal to reinforce the sustainable growth impacts of the tourism sector by 2030, by creating, selling and scaling up sustainable consumption and manufacturing practices that increase the environment friendly use of pure sources whereas producing much less waste and addressing the challenges of local weather change, lack of biodiversity and air pollution. The Sustainable Tourism Programme is a part of the One Planet community, a multi-stakeholder partnership to implement SDG 12 on Sustainable Consumption and Manufacturing.
That is the primary of what’s going to be extra posts about Rowing The World’s local weather motion. It builds on our earlier sustainability consulting, consideration to water points, and ongoing dedication to sustainable journey.