Advancing sustainable consumption and production in the tourism sector
The 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) envisions a tourism sector that has globally adopted sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices resulting in enhanced environmental and social outcomes and improved economic performance. Its mission is to catalyze a transformation for sustainability, through evidence-based decision making, efficiency, innovation, collaboration among stakeholders, monitoring and the adoption of a life-cycle approach for continuous improvement.
10YFP STP offers a major opportunity for global sustainable tourism over the next decade, ensuring that the sector contributes effectively to sustainable development, all within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Why a 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism?
One of the most significant characteristics of tourism is its transversal nature as an economic sector with multiple links across related industries, elaborate supply chains and multi-stakeholder networks. These can be used to systematically encourage the shift towards the more sustainable development of the sector. Adopting a life cycle approach in tourism design and operations will also engage consumers in actively promoting SCP.