Il s’agit d’une initiative dont l’objectif est de sensibiliser la population urbaine sur les effets néfastes des émissions de Gaz à Effet de Serre (GES) consécutives à la production et à la consommation irresponsables puis l’importance de la pratique du vélo comme moyen durable pour réduire la consommation des énergies polluantes entraînant les émissions et les gaz émis par les véhicules et engins.
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Webinar 3. Sustainable mobility as leverage of reduction of CO2 emissions in tourism sector, 23 September 2016
The discussion was centered around mobility and tourism - two highly interconnected areas in the decarbonisation efforts. The webinar underlined the role of multi-modal transportation and the shift from aviation to rail transportation in reducing carbon footprint of tourist travels.
Moderator: Helena Rey (UN Environment)
Speakers: Peter Debrine (UNESCO World Heritage Centre), Adam Markham (Union of Concerned Scientists)
The webinar discussed the need to improve collaboration with national multi-stakeholder networks to build resilience to develop destination-level data sets. The discussion also emphasized the role of effective monitoring and data collection practices in protecting World Heritage Sites.
Over recent years there has been a surge in Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT). The World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) aim is to provide a coordinated approach from the sector as a whole through a high-level declaration - the Buenos Aires Declaration.
The Swedish Consumer Agency has been allocated an assignment by the government to build a forum for social stakeholders to make it easier for people to consume in a more environmentally sustainable manner. Our vision for our work at the Forum on Eco-smart Consumption is that environmentally sustainable consumption shall become the standard for future generations.
Disseminate the problem of Climate Change and offer companies and responsible citizens the possibility of compensating their carbon footprint through a voluntary contribution that will be used to finance actions to raise awareness and implement projects to reduce greenhouse gases, afforestation and native forest management. We work with IBM of Argentina for the development of mobile apps for the calculation of the carbon footprint for the tourism industry.
SPP Regions is promoting the creation and expansion of 7 European regional networks of municipalities working together on sustainable public procurement (SPP) and public procurement of innovation (PPI).
Tenders developed by the networks involved in the project will achieve 54.3 GWH/year primary energy savings and trigger 45 GWh/year renewable energy. The focus of these tenders will be on:
• Energy use in public buildings
• Vehicles and transport
• Food and catering services
The “Escapade nature sans voiture“ (nature getaway without a car) is a project of the Grands Sites de France’s Network aiming to develop a car-free tourism, as a new and attractive experience for people visiting the most beautiful landscapes of France.
Native Hotels promote accessible tourism, paying particular attention to ensuring accessible communication. Vibrating watches with alerts and messages for deaf customers or signage packs in Braille and embossed to facilitate the visually impaired a better stay in the hotel, its rooms and bathrooms. They have launched the most accessible web platform for the travel industry, that allows users with any kind of disability to browse the Internet even blowing, emitting a sound or touching any key.
This project is analyzing and cataloguing key interventions to advance sustainable ways of living, as well as a collection of visions and futures scenarios of sustainable lifestyles. The project has two main components - (i) gathering current policies, instruments and frameworks that can support transitioning to future sustainable lifestyles through a call for submissions; and (ii) an analytical assessment of a collection of sustainable futures lifestyles visions and scenarios.
Destinations, businesses and tourism intermediaries can use the Tourism 2030 site to develop tourism products & services in line with the 2030 Goals. The sustainable tourism development portal brings together a global knowledge & innovation community of tourism professionals, containing analyses of the main topics, key organisations and information sources, good practice examples, certification programmes & their certified products and services in the world’s largest green tourism market place
Through a partnership with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), TrainingAid offers regular online training courses that look in depth into the GSTC Criteria - the global baseline standard for sustainability in travel and tourism - and its application. The training program is delivered as 4-week-long scheduled, instructor-led online courses, combining the convenience of online learning with the benefits of interactive people-focused learning to optimize results for busy professionals.
WTTC has produced this report on sustainability reporting to help Travel & Tourism companies understand the key concepts behind reporting, to provide an outlook on the regulations and trends that are driving this practice forward and to identify the implications and opportunities for the sector.
WTTC and McKinsey & Company attempt to define the problem of ‘overcrowding’ as well as suggest a number of solutions that need to be incorporated into destination planning and management. Overcrowding in tourism destinations is a problem which will only be fixed by long-term planning involving all stakeholders.