Sustainable Tourism: a Taste of the Future
Title: Sustainable tourism: a taste of the future
When: 6th October 2022, 18:15 - 20:15 Eastern European Summer Time
Where: Room 4/NTL, Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus - Free shuttles will be available
The side event aims to use an innovative format to raise awareness among decision-makers, government representatives, tourism businesses, stakeholders and journalists about the sustainable and circular solutions that exist for making tourism greener
Participants will rotate around tables covering different topics related to sustainable tourism and are invited to discuss and share their own case studies or experiences!
Facilitators: Mark Grassi and Alejandro Laguna
18:15 – 18:40
Warming up: an interactive quiz for participants
Mark Grassi and Alejandro Laguna, UN Environment Programme Communication team for the pan-European region.
Welcome remarks and announcements
Jorge Laguna Celis, Head, One Planet Network
18:40 – 19:00
Table 1: Enhancing Local Production and linkages with cultural heritage
Local producers will explain how they create linkages with the tourism industry through sustainable value chains.
19:00 – 19:20
Table 2: Sustainable Food systems
Presenters will include the maker of a traditional local Halloumi cheese, and a chef sharing experiences about how they avoid food waste. Attendees are invited to share their experiences to enhance sustainability in food systems
19:20 – 19:40
Table 3: Tourism fighting plastic pollution
Plastic debris and chairs upcycled from plastic to be on display. UN Environment Programme representative speaks on multilateral efforts to combat plastic pollution. Attendees are invited to share their experiences to increase circularity in the use of plastics
19:40 – 20:00
Table 4: Circular approaches and new technologies
Presenters will exhibit alternatives to plastic and other technologies.
20:00 – 20:15
Wrapping up: a quiz with a prize
Mark Grassi and Alejandro Laguna, UN Environment Programme Communication team for the pan-European region, tests participants on what they learnt.