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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY IN TOURISM POLICIES & OPERATIONS Catalina Etcheverry Consultant to UNEP

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Hosted by: SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY IN TOURISM POLICIES & OPERATIONS Catalina Etcheverry Consultant to UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Tourism: Integrating Sustainability in Tourism Policies & Operations Catalina Etcheverry Consultant to UNEP [email protected] 2 nd International Conference on Hospitality & Tourism Management 2014 Hotel Galadari , Colombo, Sri Lanka October 7th ,2014

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Division of Technology, Industry & Economics (DTIE) Sustainable Consumption & Production Branch (SCP) 5 Units & 15 Programmes/Initiatives:

Division of Technology, Industry & Economics (DTIE) Sustainable Consumption & Production Branch (SCP) 5 Units & 15 Programmes/Initiatives Integrated Resource Management International Resource Panel Life Cycle Management Goods and Services 10 Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) Mainstreaming SCP policies in development policies Tourism & Environment Programme Business and Industry Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (NCPCs) Safer and Responsible Production Business and CESR Responsible Consumption Sustainable Public Procurement Eco -labeling/ product information tools Sustainable Lifestyles Sustainable Agri -food supply chains Built Environment Greening the UN (SUN Initiative) Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative Sustainable Cities  UNEP’s Sustainable Consumption & Production Branch

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GOAL: I nfluence Sector’s shift towards SCP patterns via ‘collective action’ Sustainability Themes Regional Activities 10YFP Global Partnership Green Passport Multi-stakeholder Platforms Consumer Campaigns “Soft” Approaches Public-Private Partnerships Sustainable Tourism Research Pilot Projects Monitoring & Evaluation Tools & guidance Project Screening Capacity building MonitoringIndicators 7 priority Caribbean Southern Africa Asia/Pacific Mechanisms UNEP Tourism & Environment Programme

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Relacionamento - Celebridades GREEN PASSPORT CAMPAIGN Consumer Campaign

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Objectives The Green Passport Campaign

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Food Waste Prevention The Green Passport Campaign

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Regional Activities: Main Barriers to Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific and Africa

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Caribbean: Building upon regional gains Elevating tourism sector as a development priority Sustainable energy standards & sector modernization : technology, markets & consumers Mainstreaming resource efficiency: water, energy, waste, land, food Capacity building Ensuring lasting results : implementation; product innovation; M&E; results/outcomes reporting Biodiversity conservation, sustainable consumption & production Southern Africa: “Catalyzing Actions for Biodiversity Conservation” Broad coalition of tourism sector stakeholders: awareness raising, collaboration & cooperation Resource efficiency assessment & planning tools e.g. tourism assets vs. biodiversity ‘hotspots’; project screening Small-grant project funding: by theme and actors Capacity building Ensuring lasting results : PPPs, institutional capacity for: planning, M&E, results/outcomes reporting etc. Poverty alleviation, jobs, poaching www.gpstourism.org Regional Project Approaches

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Sustainability Themes 1.0 EFFECTIVE POLICY & GOVERNACE 2.0 CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION & MITIGATION 3.0 PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT & BIODIVERSITY 4.0 PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY 5.0 PRESERVATION OF CULTURAL & NATURAL HERITAGE 6.0 ADOPTION OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR 7.0 INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY FACTORS INTO FINANCING & INVESTMENT DECISIONS

Initial List of Programmes:

“A flexible, initial and non-exhaustive list ... this indicative list builds on the experience gained through the Marrakech Process….“ Initial List of Programmes Consumer information Sustainable tourism, including ecotourism Sustainable lifestyles and education Sustainable public procurement Sustainable buildings and construction 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production (10YFP)

Sustainable Tourism Programme of 10 YFP Development Approach:

Sustainable Tourism Programme of 10 YFP Development Approach 13 Stock Taking Research Global Sustainable Tourism Survey Concept Note Regional consultations Southern Africa, Asia and Pacific and Expert Consultation Public consultation

10YFP Global Sustainable Tourism Survey “Underlying Causes” reported for all tourism impact issues:

10YFP Global Sustainable Tourism Survey “ Underlying Causes” reported for all tourism impact issues

Sustainable Tourism Survey: Tourism Planning The Underlying Causes, Very Important and Important issues :

Sustainable Tourism Survey: Tourism Planning The Underlying Causes, Very Important and Important issues

Sustainable Tourism Survey: Tourism Operations & Management The Underlying, Very Important & Important Issues:

Sustainable Tourism Survey: Tourism Operations & Management The Underlying, Very I mportant & Important Issues

Work areas of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme:

Promote the integration of SCP into tourism policies and frameworks Implement policies that support the sustainable development of the sector Monitor the progress in implementation of sustainable tourism policies Promote data sharing and exchange of information Foster joint action and tourism stake-holder collaboration at all levels Strengthen technical competencies of tourism stakeholders Establish monitoring frameworks and systems to measure the progress Tools for promoting SCP in destinations Tools for promoting SCP in tourism enterprises Develop and promote sustainable tourism investment and financing tools Promote research and action on priority issues for SCP within the tourism value chain Influence consumers towards sustainable buying decisions and travel behaviours Enable destinations and tourism enterprises to apply sustainable investment and financing tools Mainstream sustainable tourism financing Work areas of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme

Tourism Life Cycle Value Chain:

Tourism Life Cycle Value Chain Private Sector Hotels Restaurants Transport Recreation Suppliers Workers Investors Planners Architects Tour Operators Public Sector National/Local Government Ministries Statutory Agencies Semi-State Organisations Authorities Natural Assets Cultural Assets Staff Civil Society Visitors Focus on 6 areas “whole of industry” approach For a sustainable Sector: implementation is essential!

UNEP and EU SWITCH :

UNEP and EU SWITCH

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Short Description The Asia Pacific Network on Sustainable Tourism (Asia Pacific Network) The purpose of NeST is to foster strategic alliances among the key regional and national tourism stakeholders in order to accomplish common goals Capacity Building Workshops Use of capacity building tools on: Environmental management in SME hotels; disaster risk management in coastal tourism destinations; and sustainable tourism planning Asia Pacific Awards Recognition Programme for Sustainable Tourism Establish a recognition programme on the basis of the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria 10YFP Implementation in Asia & the Pacific: Some outputs to consider

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