The project aims at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving resource efficiency in key tourism sector value chains with high resource use i.e. accommodation, food & beverage, and meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE).
Transforming the sector to low carbon, resource efficient operations, requires an increase in sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices by businesses and tourists through more coherent actions in countries.
The project will help countries to:
1) establish and analyse the sector’s inventory of GHG emissions and sustainable products and services in the tourism value chains;
2) establish an integrated emissions reduction and resource efficiency action framework based on life cycle approaches, with specific indicators for mitigation/adaptation priorities;
3) build local institutional and networking capacities;
4) support national implementation and results reporting;
5) enhance regional tourism networking, lessons and learning.
Ultimately, the project will support decoupling of tourism growth from carbon emissions assisting countries in achieving their NDC objectives. Over the longer term, these actions will strengthen the tourism sector’s capacity for evidence-based decision-making and the mitigation of GHG emissions, and improve resource efficiency in tourism value chain operations. These results are important for complying with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The Transforming tourism value chains In developing countries and mall Island Developing States (SIDS) to accelerate resource efficient, low-carbon development project will run from January 2017 to December 2020, and is supported by IKI.