Tourism is responsible for nearly 10% of jobs worldwide… but it’s also responsible for 5% of global CO2 emissions. As such an important part of our economy and our environment, making sure the sector is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable is critical.
The Sustainable Tourism Programme envisions a tourism sector that leaves the world’s people and planet better. It’s working to make that shift through improvements in innovation, collaboration, efficiency and monitoring, and the adoption of a life-cycle approach. By implementing best practices in resource- efficient and low-carbon tourism, the programme helps the tourism sector reduce the loss of biodiversity, preserve ecosystems and cultural heritage, reduce poverty and support sustainable livelihoods around the globe.
The Kasane Call to Action on Sustainable Tourism: “The Tourism We Want”, is a call to transform the way tourism is developed and managed by providing guidance on opportunities for the industry to contribute to sustainable consumption and production patterns.
The third edition of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme magazine shares thehighlights of the network’s activities over the last year. In the spotlight are the four tenets of the Kasane Call to Action on Sustainable Tourism: Lead, Innovate, Finance, Empower— and the achievements under each action—aligned by the One Planet network’s new five-year strategy. It also focuses on advances in cutting-edge technology, championing the circular economy and scaling up sustainable consumption and production patterns in the tourism sector.