Our Committment

We are knowledgeable about tourism as a driver for Sustainable Development Goals and the twin transition of destinations “greening-digital” at the core of the Green Deal strategies.

Now we wish to scale this work up to the global climate action context. Therefore, we will keep undertaking actions to build a sustainable tourism destinations model and boost the greening-digital transition for us to become more competitive destinations.

We will gather them into this page.

As a first step of this journey, we have committed to the Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency.


NECSTouR Declares a Climate Emergency

Recognising the urgent need to address climate change, on 14 July NECSTouR has signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism destinations, organisations and businesses by declaring a climate emergency and taking action to reduce carbon emissions.

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Catalysing A Decade of Climate Action in Global Travel and Tourism

Exploring the actions and enablers needed for a low-carbon tourism future


On the occasion of the COP26 Climate Summit, we are delighted to invite you to attend an interactive event exploring the actions and enablers needed to deliver a low-carbon tourism future.

The EU at the COP26

On 6 October, the Council approved conclusions setting the EU’s position for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The conclusions emphasise the extreme urgency to step up the global response to address the climate emergency and underline the need for a just and fair climate transition across the world. These conclusions constitute the EU’s overarching mandate for the meeting.

"Building a Better Recovery Towards the Tourism of Tomorrow: Public-Private-Citizens Partnerships" at our AGM in Tirol

NECSTouR celebrated its Annual General Meeting 2021 and Thematic Conference “Building a Better Recovery Towards the Tourism of Tomorrow: Public-Private-Citizens Partnerships”, hosted by the Tirol Region from 21st to 24th of September 2021 in Alpbach.

Meeting the Challenges of a More Sustainable, Resilient and Competitive Tourism Future at the NECSTouR AGM 2021

NECSTouR celebrated its Annual General Meeting 2021, hosted by the Tirol Region from 21 to 24 September in Alpbach.

39 official tourism organisations from across Europe met to agree the way ahead for a more responsible approach to tourism.

During the annual meeting – the first to be held in a hybrid format since the pandemic – members elected a new Executive Committee to strategically guide the work of the network over the next three years.

The Glasgow Declaration: An urgent global call for commitment to a decade of climate action in tourism

In preparation for COP26, the Glasgow Declaration was developed by a collaborative group of leading organizations and urgently calls for all stakeholders to commit to a decade of climate action in tourism.

European Week of Regions and Cities 2021

The 19th edition of EURegionsWeek ‘Together for Recovery is ready to take off virtually, with its 300 sessions dedicated to:

  • Cohesion: from emergency to resilience
  • Green transition: for a sustainable and green recovery
  • Digital transition for people
  • Citizens’ engagement for an inclusive, participative and fair recovery.


European Green Deal proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

On 14 July, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

NECSTouR Declares the Climate Emergency

On July 14, NECSTouR joined the Tourism Declares community by recognising the urgent need to address climate change as we are to ensure the long-term survival of our industry and the many benefits it brings for businesses, visitors and communities.

New Vision "Destination South Limburg 2030"

To positively influence the development of tourism, all municipal councils in South Limburg worked together for the first time in the 150-year touristic history of South Limburg to lay out a vision of tourism that would steer the tanker of tourism in South Limburg to a GREEN Destination.

This vision was called ‘Destination Zuid Limburg 2030’ (Destination South Limburg 2030). The new vision is built on five pillars: Quality, Enticing, Experience South Limburg's Great Stories, Sustainable Rejuvenation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Balearic Islands' Initiatives on Circular Economy

The Government of the Balearic Islands as part of its commitment on climate action, has financed different initiatives on circular economy in the tourism sector by using the sustainable tourism tax. For example, one concrete initiative enabled a hotel to buy machinery to produce compost from the hotel kitchen/garden waste. The organic compost was given to a local farmer who used it to grow vegetables which were then given to the hotel.

Valencia Region Climate Actions in Tourism

The Tourism Department of the Regional Government of the Region of Valencia has produced a handbook for the tourism destinations to support their adaptation to climate change and to take action towards climate emergency.