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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How to Support

Members can support the #NECSTouRdeclares Campaign by sharing the news.
Follow the guidelines in our Toolkit to widely position NECSTouR’s declaration.

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News and Best Practices

“Toscana Plastic Free" Project

In 2019, Regional Parliament of Tuscany adopted a dedicated legislation on Plastic reduction. Since then, the Tuscany Region has been working on several initiatives connecting plastic reduction in tourism. The project “Toscana Plastic Free" is an initiative launched by Tuscany Region and implemented by Toscana Promozione Turistica and Fondazione Sistema Toscana, which included  awareness raising campaigns on sustainability and promotional actions.

Andalusian Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition

The Region of Andalusia is deeply committed with the objective of “Zero pollution” according to the Law 8/2018 of climate change and energy transition of Andalusia, a law whose objectives are the quality of air, the management of waste and the promotion of the circular economy. 

The Balearic Islands Law on Waste and Polluted Soils

The Balearic Islands Law 8/2019 on Waste and Polluted Soils establishes the regulatory framework for waste with applications in the tourism industry, specially within the HORECA related sectors.

Visit Scotland Climate Action Plan

Visit Scotland is the first National Tourism Authority to declare tourism climate emergency and recommends NECSTouR members to join as well.

Get inspired by the Visit Scotland Climate Action Plan and find out how to translate it your destination’s reality. Chek here