Sustainable Development of Tourism

Steering Committee of Plan Bleu Tourism Activity Programme

Emplacements

Marseilles
France
Marseilles
France
29 Avril 2010
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On the 29th of April 2010, the Villa Valmer premises in Marseilles hosted the steering committee of the Plan Bleu Tourism Activity Programme. It brought together the main partners of the programme, the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the PAP/RAC, the French Conservatoire du Littoral and the Professeur Mohamed Larid (Algeria). Laura Martinez, Julien Le Tellier, Ioannis Spilanis and Philippe Vallouis presented the activities on progress. The orientations for the 2010-2011 programme were also validated after a fruitful debate organized around the following issues: Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development indicators, sustainability of tourism destinations in the Mediterranean, Air transport and Tourism, cruising and yachting.

 

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Plan Bleu

Programme

Minutes of the meeting

 

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Meeting
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Sustainable Development of Tourism
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UNWTO
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UNWTO side event at COP10 - Tourism & Biodiversity: how to achieve common goals towards sustainability

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Nagoya
Japon
27 Octobre 2010
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Type d'évènement: 
Workshop
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Sustainable Development of Tourism
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UNWTO
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Side event at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16) : "Tourism response to climate change: what next?"

Emplacement

Cancun
Mexique
6 Décembre 2010
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In the context of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16), which was held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010, the side-event "Tourism response to climate change: what’s next?" was organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico and UNWTO. As negotiations at the COP16 were held in Mexico, the role of tourism in combating global warming was once again highlighted as well as the progress made by the tourism sector to mitigate its impacts and adapt to the challenge that climate change poses to tourism operations in many destinations, particularly in developing countries. The side-event presented the work undertaken so far by the tourism public and private sectors to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, promote adaption in tourism businesses and destinations, invest in new technologies and support developing countries through financing. In particular, participants underlined the vulnerability of certain tourism destinations in developing countries to the devastating impacts of climate change, ranging from rising sea levels and the destruction of coral reefs, to the loss of basic tourism services such as water supply and food security.

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COP 16

Programme (Spanish)

 

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Conference
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Sustainable Development of Tourism
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UNWTO
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First Meeting of the Board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Août 2010

11-12 AUGUST 2010. WASHINGTON DC, USA.

August 11th and 12th the Board of the Tourism Sustainable Council convened in Washington DC for its first meeting.


A prominent outcome of this meeting is the change of the name of the formerly known Tourism Sustainability Council (TSC) to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Other relevant outcomes of the two-day deliberation included: