- Europe and Central Asia
Sector of activity
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Policy Frameworks & Tools
Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations
Main project objective is to reduce GHG emissions from Montenegro’s tourism by:
(1) promoting adoption of low-carbon policies and regulation,
(2) establishing sustainable financing mechanisms, and
(3) supporting design and implementation of flagship investment in low-carbon tourism infrastructure
As collected through the One Planet Reporting
No activities have yet been reported under this initiative
Impact and Results
(1) Energy savings realized from investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy in tourism facilities and municipalities in Kotor Bay resulting in: energy saving by 2,000MWh/year and 2,600 MWh/year of RES-based energy produced.
(2) Increased use of public transport in coastal areas; Increased average speed of transit and reduced traffic jams on the coastal roads; Reduced fuel use and GHG emissions from road transport in Kotor bay along the 107 km coastline.
(3) Carbon offset program for tourists, hotels, rent-a-car and other industry stakeholders designed, independently validated, and operational; Other suitable financial mechanisms analyzed and adopted as appropriate (e.g. airlines carbon tax, penalties for non-compliance with green standards, credited NAMAs in tourism sector, etc); Tourism Climate Fund established and capitalized from the proceeds of the offset project.
(4) Accurate measurement and accounting of GHG emission baseline and reductions from mitigation actions in the tourism sector; Awareness raised among tourists and tourism industry stakeholders about sector’s carbon footprint, GHG reduction potential and measures.