One Planet - Sustainable Tourism Programme


Mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production in tourism

When responsibly planned and managed, tourism has demonstrated its capacity to support job creation, promote inclusive social integration, protect natural and cultural heritage, conserve biodiversity, generate sustainable livelihoods and improve human wellbeing.  As the sector is experiencing tremendous growth, collective efforts to ensure its long-term sustainability are essential.

The  One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme has the overall objective to enhance the sustainable development impacts of the tourism sector by 2030, by developing, promoting and scaling up sustainable consumption and production practices that boost the efficient use of natural resources while producing less waste and addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity.

The  One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme is a multi-stakeholder partnership that promotes networking among likeminded organizations and brings together existing and new initiatives focused on decoupling tourism’s growth from the increased use of natural resources. It is recognized as an implementation mechanism for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12, with potential to advance other connected goals such as SDG13, SDG14 and SDG15 on climate and marine and terrestrial resources respectively and progress is reported officially to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme is one of the six programmes of the One Planet network and started operating in November 2014 under the umbrella of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

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For further information, please contact the Coordination Desk:
c/o World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
C/ Poeta Joan Maragall 42
28020 Madrid, Spain

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