Virginia Fernandez-Trapa

Programme Officer at UNWTO


Virginia Fernandez-Trapa is Programme Officer of the Sustainable Development of Tourism Department at the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO). She is responsible for the implementation of initiatives addressing the global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, such as the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme on sustainable consumption and production, the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and the Global Roadmap on Food Waste Reduction.

Virginia joined UNWTO in 2007, she has a Law Degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Masters on Sustainable Development of Tourism and Destination Policy and Strategy Management.

Virginia shared her views on Climate Action in Tourism in our panel article tackling the question: „What are some of the examples of impactful climate action in tourism you've seen or been involved in?