As a signatory and launch partner of the Glasgow Declaration on climate Action in Tourism, Millennium Destinations steps forward as a global leader working to accelerate climate action in tourism.
Launched on 4 November 2021 at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism intends to unites travel and tourism stakeholders behind a common set of pathways for climate action, aligning a united sector with global commitments and catalyzing collaborative solutions to the many challenges facing businesses and destinations globally.
The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism brings together the latest research and global expertise to galvanise climate action. It is hosted within the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme’s website, and includes Recommended Actions for tourism stakeholders across the world to consider as part of their action planning, alongside other resources.
The implementation of the Glasgow Declaration is led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the Travel Foundation and Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, within the framework of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme.
As a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration, Millennium Destination commits to:
"More than ever, the global tourism industry has a unique opportunity to demonstrate its transformative power through inspiring and driving climate action. It’s not only an emergency but also a matter of human dignity."
Millennium Destinations is therefore determined to mobilize its networks, resources and solutions to support the Declaration and climate action, especially through its impact-driven travel platform Herost and the Millennium Hikers initiative, both listed as projects of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme.
Key partners of Millennium Destinations have also signed the Declaration, including Corée Voyage, a Destination Management Company headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and Destination Mekong, the tourism marketing organization dedicated to the promotion of the Greater Mekong Sub-region as a leading sustainable destination.