The project aims at reducing GHG emissions and improving resource efficiency in
key tourism sector value chains with high resource use. Transforming the sector to low carbon, resource efficient operations, requires an increase in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices by businesses and tourists through more coherent actions in countries. The project will focus in four countries: Dominican Republic, Philippines, Mauritius, and St. Lucia.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Dominican Republic
  • Mauritius
  • Philippines
  • Saint Lucia

Sectors of activity
Energy, Food & Beverage, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Policy Frameworks & Tools, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
01/04/2017

End date
31/12/2020

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Pablo Montes Iannini

Value Chain and Private Sector Analyst

UN Environment

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Objectives

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resource efficiency in tourism sector value chains.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Workshop #2 - Philippines: From hotspots to solutions
  • Inception Workshop - Philippines
  • Workshop #2 From hotspots to solutions - Dominican Republic
  • Inception Workshop - Dominican Republic
  • Inception Workshop - Mauritius
  • Inception Workshop - St. Lucia
  • Advancing towards a more sustainable and competitive tourism sector in Mauritius workshop
  • Advancing towards a more sustainable and competitive tourism sector in Saint Lucia workshop
  • Prioritization of hotspots solutions and project tools training
  • Prioritization of hotspots solutions and project tools training-Dominican Republic
  • Leveraging sustainable procurement to transform tourism: panel session at UNEA 4

Training for SCP

  • Leveraging sustainable procurement practices to transform tourism- Workshop
  • Train the trainers Workshop on Sustainable Procurement
  • Introduction to cleaner production- RECP Training
  • Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Assessment Training
  • Balance of materials and water- RECP training
  • Value Chain Training
  • Life Cycle Costing Analysis Capacity Building Workshop- Philippines
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Hotels and MICE Workshop - Philippines
  • Sustainable Procurement training in Mauritius
  • Sustainable Procurement for Hospitality Sector Workshop - Saint Lucia
  • Sustainable Procurement Workshop - the Dominican Republic
  • Sustainable Procurement Training - the Philippines

Knowledge resource and technical tool

  • Hotel GHG Mitigation Tool (GACMO)
  • Resource Efficiency Tool
  • Transforming Tourism through sustainable procurement - Publication
  • Resource Efficiency Data and Performance Monitoring Tool

Outcome level

Policy instrument for SCP

  • Roadmap for Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Accommodation in the Domincan Republic
  • Roadmap for Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Tourism in the Philippines
  • Action Plan for Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Accommodation in Mauritius
  • Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Action Plan for Accommodation in Saint Lucia

Impact and Results

Ultimately, the project will support decoupling of tourism growth from carbon emissions and assist the Philippines’ and the Dominican Republic to achieve their NDC objectives. The project will also close gaps related to the tourism sector’s contribution to GHG emissions reduction in line with NDC targets.

Over the longer term, these actions will strengthen the tourism sector’s capacity for evidence-based decision-making and the mitigation of GHG emissions, and improve resource efficiency in tourism value chain operations. These results are important for complying with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development
Agenda.

Next steps and how to get involved

We are collecting case studies to highlight best practices to reduce GHG emissions and increase resource efficiency in the tourism sector. Submitting your own case studies will help your hotel or company to identify and quantify the main impacts of your current practices. You will also be able to share experience with peers, and promote your good practices in action.

To submit your case studies, please visit : https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/get-involved-call-case-studies