Holiday Extras to sign the Glasgow Declaration at COP26
Here at Holiday Extras, we're committed to making travel more sustainable. That's why we're proud to be signing the Glasgow Declaration at COP26.
Watch our conversation with Ben Lynam from our charity partner the Travel Foundation, reporting live from COP26 in Glasgow.
What is COP26?
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow between 31st October and 12th November 2021.
Governments, charities and businesses from around the world gathered to discuss how we can continue to tackle climate change, as well as agree to initiatives that both individuals and businesses can sign up to.
What is the Glasgow Declaration?
The Glasgow Declaration is a commitment to cut tourism emissions in half over the next decade and reach net zero emissions as soon as possible before 2050.
This consists of agreeing to five pathways:
Measure all travel and tourism-related emissions. Ensure our practices and tools are aligned to UN-relevant guidelines on measurement, reporting and verification, and that they are transparent and accessible.
Set and deliver targets aligned with climate science to accelerate tourism's decarbonisation. This includes transport, infrastructure, accommodation, activities, food & drink, and waste management.
Restore and protect ecosystems, supporting nature's ability to draw down carbon, as well as safeguarding biodiversity, food security, and water supply.
Share evidence of risks and solutions with all stakeholders, and work together to ensure our plans are as effective and coordinated as possible.
Ensure resources and capacity are sufficient to meet objectives set out in climate plans, including the financing of training, research and implementation of policy.
It will be signed during COP26, with organisations from throughout the tourism sector offering their support.
Why did we sign it?
We think the environment is just as important as your holiday. The planet needs our help, which is why we're moving towards a greener future of sustainable travel. This starts with tackling the climate emergency, because by protecting the world, we protect holidays too.
Signing the Glasgow Declaration will help us to achieve this. We'll continue to share information on our work to make travel more sustainable, as well as tips for how you can help our mission.