From Glasgow Declaration to climate action: Towards a net zero, nature positive tourism industry


  • Jorge Möller, Program Director for Latin America, GSTC
  • Teresa Solis, Advisor, National Private Sector Tourism Council (CNET)
  • Toni Chaves, President, Hotels Association of the Riviera Maya (AHRM)
  • Rosi Amerena, Member of the Executive Committee, Chapter Zero Mexico

This session updates on the achievements in the tourism sector one year after the Glasgow Declaration at COP 26, and the challenges to active pathways (Measure, Decarbonise, Regenerate, Collaborate, and Finance).

Ambition to Action: Key actions for boards

New leadership must be developed. Collaborative thinking is needed. It is urgent to act in a collective way including all stakeholders, especially in indigenous communities that are the guardians of biodiversity. Agreements must be respected, or the cost of not acting collectively will impact the region. The board needs to set up an ethical foundation integrating public policies to develop accountability. Tourists and board members must both acknowledge the impact of their consumption habits.

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