The local development project spearheaded by Club Med and the NGO Agrisud supports local producers in precarious situations living close to Club Med resorts in Senegal, Brazil, Morocco and Indonesia. This initiative’s aim is to organize a lasting match between the local supply of food products and the demands of Club Med resorts ; and to ensure fair remuneration for producers and a strong distribution of added value, giving the poorest groups access to these markets.
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What is the level of consciousness and behavior of Brazilians towards conscious consumption? What are the barriers and drivers for more sustainable practices? What is the perception and expectation of Brazilians regarding corporate social and environmental responsibility? These were some of the questions answered by "Akatu 2018 Survey - Conscious Consumption Brazilian Background".
The Roteiros de Charme Hotel Association gathers 70 small and medium size hotels and inns, in 60 tourism destinations in 16 Brazilian states, that upon joining the association commit to
provide high quality hospitality experience and work for the sustainability of their destinations based on the Association’s corporate Code of Ethics and Environmental Conduct.
To recognize the best sustainable initiatives in Brazil and internationally, helping promote them, BRAZTOA, the Brazilan Tour Operators Association, created and realizes the BRAZTOA SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS, annually awarding the best initiatives - all evaluated by a specialized jury.
To date, 79 initiatives of all regions of Brazil have been awarded in the following categories:
-Innovative Projects (aimed at students).
The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offered a number of 2- and 3-day intensive and interactive onsite training classes focused on the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Criteria, and engaged tourism industry professionals around the world through expert presentations and discussions on sustainable tourism best practices for businesses and destinations.
The STTP, begining in 2017, offered online scheduled training classes led by GSTC trainers, available at least 4 times a year.
SRI builds capacity for sustainable recycling in developing countries with a focus on sustainable e-waste management. The programme addresses sustainability criteria in secondary resources management in developing countries and has developed guidance principles for inclusive recycling in a globale ISO process. Activities also include the development of basic data for the assessment of environmental life cycle performance for industrial activities.
The project was aimed at combining sustainable public procurement and eco-labelling to stimulate the demand and supply of sustainable products in target countries and regions. It aimed to establish the foundations for the development of successful eco-labelling and SPP policies and supported countries in the design and implementation of effective SPP and eco-labelling action plans.
The project was implemented in a number of different countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia.
In "core countries" with established eco-labelling programmes (Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia), the aim was to implement UNEP’s SPP Approach combined with a proactive use of eco-labels. In other countries with no pre-existing eco-labelling programmes ( Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Mauritius, Togo, Mongolia) the project focused on the development and implementation of SPP policies, together with awareness-raising activities about the opportunities that eco-labels represent for the strengthening of the national SPP programme.
The main objective is to raise awareness of consumerism and sustainability among educators and students of several municipal and state primary public schools, as well as their respective communities. The intended results are training courses for educators, reaching five municipal districts in five geographical regions: Belém, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Salvador and São Paulo.