The project aims at reducing GHG emissions and improving resource efficiency in
key tourism sector value chains with high resource use. Transforming the sector to low carbon, resource efficient operations, requires an increase in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices by businesses and tourists through more coherent actions in countries. The project will focus in four countries: Dominican Republic, Philippines, Mauritius, and St. Lucia.

Implemented in

  • Dominican Republic
  • Mauritius
  • Philippines
  • Saint Lucia

Led by

  • UN Environment


Integrating sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in tourism related policies and frameworks, Collaboration among stakeholders for the improvement of the tourism sector’s SCP performance

Sustainability themes

Sectors of activity
Energy, Food & Beverage, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
01/04/2017

End date
31/03/2020

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Pablo Montes Iannini

Eco-innovation and Value Chain Consultant

UN Environment

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Objectives

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resource efficiency in tourism sector value chains.

Activities

The project will help countries to: 1) establish and analyse the sector’s inventory of GHG
emissions and sustainable products and services in the tourism value chains; 2) establish an integrated emissions reduction and resource efficiency action framework based on life cycle approaches, with specific indicators for mitigation/adaptation priorities; 3) build local institutional and networking capacities; 4) support national implementation and results reporting; and 5) enhance regional tourism networking, lessons and learning.

Impact and Results

Ultimately, the project will support decoupling of tourism growth from carbon emissions and assist the Philippines’ and the Dominican Republic to achieve their NDC objectives. The project will also close gaps related to the tourism sector’s contribution to GHG emissions reduction in line with NDC targets.

Over the longer term, these actions will strengthen the tourism sector’s capacity for evidence-based decision-making and the mitigation of GHG emissions, and improve resource efficiency in tourism value chain operations. These results are important for complying with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development
Agenda.