Villages Nature® Paris is an innovative approach to sustainable tourism as its blueprint is centered around the concrete targets of a Sustainable Action Plan based on Bioregional’s 10 principles of One Planet Living: zero carbon, zero waste, sustainable transport, local and sustainable materials, local and sustainable food, sustainable water, natural habitats and wildlife, culture and community, equity and economic development, and health and happiness.

Implemented in

  • Europe and Central Asia
  • France

Sector of activity
Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

Start date
30/11/2018

Objectives

Informing the stakeholders about the achievements and convincing them that the objectives are met.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Annual Report

Outcome level

SCP changes in practice

  • Objective Zero Carbon
  • sustainable transportation on site
  • sustainable procurement
  • sustainable water management
  • Actions in favor of Biodiversity
  • 90% of staff trained in the implementation of One Planet Leaving framework

Impact and Results

In its Annual Review for 2015/16, Villages Nature® Paris reported the highlights of its outstanding SCP outcomes for 2016, including 100% heat energy from geothermal sources, a carbon footprint that is 28% lower than the baseline average, and 37% of Aqualagon water cleaned and reused onsite.