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In the Sustainable Tourism Policy Talks Ministers of Tourism are invited to share their vision on the implementation of tourism policies and the contribution of the sector to the achievement of SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production and other connected SDGs.
Plastic pollution is among the great environmental challenges of our time. With 95% of marine litter being composed of plastics and various tons of additional waste entering the ocean every minute, the risks and damage to biodiversity and ecosystems are unprecedented. Coastal environments are one of the main assets of tourism destinations and at the same time very vulnerable to uncontrolled littering. According to WWFs “Stop the flood of plastic” 2019 report, in the Mediterranean region alone
In 2019, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme started, with support the French Government, UN Environment Programme and UNWTO, a cycle of online trainings to support tourism practitioners in integrating sustainable consumption and production patterns in their everyday operations
The City of Pesaro planned to demolish an old building with the selective demolition to prevent the use of new land for new public buildings. The old building was a military warehouse built in 1950 with bricks, roof tiles, wooden doors and window with a lot of dispersions and without any insulation. It was more convenient replace the old building with a new one with low environmental impact and manage the demolition to reach high value of recovery materials from the demolition waste.
One Planet Sustainable Tourism Meeting in Asia and the Pacific held in Korea on 11th-13th of November 2019
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, jointly with UNEP and the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme organized the One Planet STP regional meeting in Asia and the Pacific on the topic of “Innovative solutions and partnerships to tackle pollution in the tourism sector” that took place on 11-13 of November 2019 in Yeusu, Korea.
Salamanca Market is working hard to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
This is no small challenge as the market is the most visited tourist attraction in Tasmania, attracting up to 980,000 visitors annually resulting in more than a tonne of waste in the bins around the market each Saturday.
Our commitment not only extends to becoming a leader in responsible tourism, but also to preserving our island state, our clean air and our clean waters.
The initiative aims to ensure all tourism activities in destinations with protected areas and cultural heritage sites are sustainably certified by 2030 as part of SCP12. As a common Stakeholder Collaboration and Territorial Mapping tool ECOTRANS manages the global Tourism2030 Green Travel Maps under collective access ownership to make the certification mapping and market-place monitoring immediately implementable. The users' synergies in boosting sustainable tourism will be reported annually.
In 2015, IFAD started the second phase of Value Chain Development Programme (PRODEFI). The first phase of PRODEFI greatly contributed to the expansion of the rice and dairy sectors, particularly through the promotion of rice farming and community livestock breeding. However, the processing and marketing of crops and dairy produce was still lagging behind. The second phase of the project (PRODEFI-II) will strengthen the downstream stages of production in the dairy and rice value chains.
The programme has provided significant support to the upstream stages of the milk sector by promoting improved production technologies, it has also crucially worked downstream to foster the development of the local milk marketing chain. Specifically, the project has invested over one third of its resources into improving the access of small-scale milk producers, traders and processors to local milk markets and the processing industry.
Sustainability-oriented Service Innovation: an approach to resource-conserving at tourist accommodation
This report summarises progress in deploying the sustainable hospitality solution ‘My Green Butler’ (SDG 9), and the management challenges that go into implementing responsible consumption and production (SDG12) within their tourist accommodation. Findings show once management can see the previously invisible areas of waste, they become significantly more motivated to take innovative steps to save resources that can become part of their competitive point of difference and appeal to guests.
ProPesca is a multi-faceted project that targets all levels of the fish value chain in coastal Mozambique through an array of actions, including:
Investing in refrigeration
Improving market facilities or constructing new ones
Improving infrastructure, including roads and electricity supply
Providing access to finance through the formation of credit groups
Improving nutrition through ,ultiple actions, including establishing home gardens and conducting cooking demonstartions.