With the upcoming UN climate talks COP26 which will take place in 2021, Glasgow is taking steps to develop a strong circular and regenerative economy for a more sustainable city. Therefore, Glasgow has partnered up with international sustainability leader EarthCheck to assist the city to benchmark its environmental and social performance and to deliver higher standards of health and hygiene in a Covid-19 recovery environment.
Aileen Crawford, Head of Glasgow Convention Bureau said: “Becoming an EarthCheck Certified destination was the obvious next step as the city currently ranks 4th on the Global Destination Sustainability Index of sustainable conference cities. Work is already underway to advance the council’s efforts to decarbonise and be carbon neutral by 2030, including the introduction of a low emission zone for the city centre, a new local transport strategy and a circular economy route-map.”
The EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations and EarthSafe program are meant to install lost confidence for visitors towards the post-virus era through environmental, cultural, social, and economic practices.