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Sustainable Tourism: a Taste of the Future

Title: Sustainable tourism: a taste of the future

What: side-event of the Ninth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, Sustainable Tourism, Education for Sustainable Development

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









Preliminary Agenda

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.


Published on September 23, 2022

Supporting document(s)

Event start date
06:15 pm
Event end date
08:15 pm

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