The project focuses on the elaboration of a methodology to assess the environmental performance of tourist accommodation establishments in Morocco and its piloting in the city of Marrakech

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Morocco

Sectors of activity
Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

Objectives

The pilot project in Marrakech aims to provide an environmental and economic analysis of 10 pilot hotels while offering to hotel managers action plans which calculate their economic and environmental performances for each action implemented.

The project also stresses the importance of knowledge transfer, therefore an important part is dedicated to the training of Moroccan experts to the methodology.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Knowledge resource and technical tool

  • General Principles for Environmental Communication on Mass Market products (Part 27 : Methodological Guide for the Environmental Assessment of Tourist Accommodations) March 2016

Impact and Results

Based on the project's recommendations, average economic gains of 18 Dirham per overnight stay (10% of functioning costs) on the panel of the 10 participating hotels would be reached. Environmental impacts would be reduced as follows: -23% of water consumption; -26% of energy consumption; -22% of Co2 emissions; +33% of use of organic products.