GDS-Index 2019 Results

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Overconsumption and unsustainable communities present us with complex issues. The GDS-Index seeks to address this complexity by collecting comprehensive data on the sustainability performance of destination management organisations, which is showcased in our 2019 Ranking. Our leaderboard promotes healthy competition amongst member destinations and allows events organisers to make informed decisions when choosing a host site. To explore the results in detail visit: www.bit.ly/RESULTS2019

Demonstrating resource conservation to governments &...

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To date, eco-efficiencies and renewables have been the two major approaches to save energy and water through government and private sector. This report explains how conserving resources is a valuable third option to help use achieve carbon reduction and SDG goals.
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Annual Magazine for 2015 - Setting the foundations for...

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The Annual Magazine contains a series of interviews, case studies and reports from actions on the ground that showcase the implementation of sustainable initiatives and efforts of programme Actors to accelerate the shift towards SCP in the tourism sector across the globe.
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Inequality in South Africa's politicised wilderness:...

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This document contains an abridged overview of my master's dissertation research and methodology, which was awarded first-class honours (83%) - King's College London, Department of Geography. The research consulted students, program facilitators, and safari lodge employers to examine the efficacy of government-led skills programmes in empowering local communities in South Africa's wildlife economy.
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Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas

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The guidelines were developed under the “Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas: Cooperating for success” project, executed on behalf of the CBD Secretariat by the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. They were funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany and by the Government of the Republic of Korea through the Bio-Bridge Initiative.
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Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas:...

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Many protected areas are managed for tourism and visitation as one component of achieving their purpose, involving a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector. The rapidly expanding demand for tourism development associated with protected areas emphasizes the need to provide clear guidance that will contribute towards sustainable tourism consistent with the primary conservation objectives of protected areas. Currently available in English, Spanish and French
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Global Destination Sustainability Index: Creating...

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This white paper contains valuable best practices, data, and recommendations for Destination Management Organisations (DMOs). It seeks to inspire and empower destinations to strengthen their commitment and capacity to advance the tourism and events industry towards green growth and inclusive social development. We trust that this study will be useful not only to DMOs, but event industry stakeholders and the tourist community at large. For more info visit: www.gds-index.com

Zero Waste Case Study: The Story of Sardinia

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Sardinia was until 2003 in the rearguard of Italy and Europe in terms of waste management. With a separate collection rate of 3.8%, this popular tourist island used to send all the remaining waste to landfills and incineration. However, a strategy based on the promotion of separate collection with particular attention to bio-waste, and a carefully designed system of incentives in combination with several municipalities championing the transition towards zero waste, is delivering results. In 2016
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Environmental footprint for hotels in Morocco

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This report describes the implementation of a methodology to assess the environmental footprint of hotels in Morocco, to improve performance and to inform consumers through a label. The latter covers four areas: Impact on climate change, water consumption, non-renewable resources consumption, and percentage of products that are certified organic. The report describes the process and mitigation potentials identified. A video that summarizes the project is available here: https://youtu.be/l2xk1TWir4E

Towards a climate friendly accomodation sector through...

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This study for the carbon footprint and a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the sector of Tourism in Morocco proposes to ‘eliminate’ emissions from an entire subsector, accommodation, which in 2015 represented 10% of emissions from Moroccan tourism. This will make a significant contribution to emission reductions, specifically considering the anticipated growth of the sector with another 200,000 beds by 2030. The NAMA will also generate global attention, as Morocco would be the first country in the world to pursue a sector-wide decarbonization strategy in tourism. The cost of achieving this goal are moderate, and provide the simultaneous benefit of reducing operating costs and vulnerabilities related to future fluctuations in energy cost, while also improving national energy autonomy.

One Planet – Sustainable Tourism Programme Annual...

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In this third annual edition, the One Planet - Sustainable Tourism Programme magazine presents the highlights of the network’s activities during 2017-2018. Featuring the new strategy 2018-2022 “One Plan for One Planet”, this publication spotlights also the four principle tenets of the Kasane Call to Action on Sustainable Tourism: “#TheTourismWeWant”: Lead, Innovate, Finance, Empower (“LIFE”) and presents world-leading achievements on the ground under each action lever.
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Handbook "Destination: A circular tourism economy"

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The aim of this activity is to identify and systematize best solutions and best practices which proudly represent the concept of circular economy and are ready to use by tourism services sector. Wide approach to a research will provide a comprehensive view on circular economy and effective use of its main principles. This will be a basis for further work on the another issues of CIRTOINNO products. Handbook can be a great inspiration and valuable source of knowledge for tourism businesses.
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