We’re proud to be a signatory and launch partner of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism
Today at COP26 in Glasgow, Echidna Walkabout will join forces with tourism partners from across the globe to launch the world’s first ever full commitment on climate action in tourism.
This is a major moment in the history of tourism.
Echidna Walkabout is tremendously proud to represent Australia and put our name to the Glasgow Declaration as a launch partner in the Blue Room at the COP26 summit tonight (9pm Australian Eastern Summer Time).
We are fully committed to the aims of the Declaration and urge all tourism and travel businesses, especially those in Australia, to join us in signing and acting upon the Declaration.
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We will not be a part of Australia’s climate denial
In signing the Glasgow Declaration we are saying to the Australian Federal Government that we will not be a part of its push to expand coal and gas extraction in Australia and ignore the science on climate change.
We in the travel industry are embarrassed and frustrated by our Prime Minister’s hollow announcement to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. He is making Australia a climate pariah and the laughing stock of the world.
He is unwittingly discouraging people who have a conscience about climate change from wanting to visit Australia.
Our full Statement
Conservation Travel Australia, our umbrella organisation, has provided the full details of Echidna Walkabout’s commitment to the Glasgow Declaration here : “COP26 – travel industry unites against climate change”
UPDATE: 6th November, 2022
We released our first Climate Action Plan on the eve of COP27. Read it here: Collaboration resolved our climate action dilemma, will it work at COP27?
Details of the Launch : Glasgow | 4 November 2021 | Time: 10:00 – 11:45 UK time (9pm Australian Eastern Summer Time) | Location: Blue Zone – Climate Action room 1, Davos
Signatories– will become live just before the launch