Climate action through regeneration: unlocking the power of communities and nature through tourism

The Glasgow Declaration for Tourism Climate Action has identified regeneration as one of five shared pathways for the industry, and there is untapped potential for tourism to embrace regenerative business models that address both the causes and consequences of climate change by simultaneously supporting the resilience of communities and protecting natural ecosystems. The White Paper evolved from academic work performed by The University of Edinburgh researcher Chloe King who surveyed travel businesses around the world to understand how tourism, in the face of climate change, can ground their work in both the ability of communities to thrive and the protection, management, and restoration of nature.