Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies

2018

Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies

UNWTO in collaboration with UN Environment and with support from the French Government embarked on this research project with the objective to gain insights on the integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) patterns into tourism policies. The report sets a baseline which can contribute to substantiate the progress achieved towards the implementation of SDG Target 12.b. and to better visualize the connections between national tourism policies and the rest of targets under SDG 12. Ultimately, the report looks forward to inspiring further action from tourism stakeholders to accelerate SCP.

The overall structure of the study takes the form of five chapters. The initial chapter gives a brief overview of background and rationale of the study followed by the description of the objectives and methodology of the study. The third chapter presents the findings of the research with a focus on six areas including evolution of national institutional structures for tourism, common elements of national tourism planning, overall commitment of national tourism policies to SCP and sustainable development, existence of policy instruments addressing environmental challenges of the tourism sector, implementation of national tourism policies and monitoring of progress – key elements of SDG Target 12.b., and other connections between national tourism policies and the targets of SDG 12. The following chapters draw on the findings of the study and provide conclusions and recommendations for policy makers with the objective to accelerate the integration of SCP into national tourism policies as well as its implementation on the ground.

Please download the Executive Summary of Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies here.

The full Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies will be available soon.