Day: June 12, 2019

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Tourism development and management continue to be at the forefront of global conversations around ways the travel and tourism industry can contribute towards sustainability; specifically with a lens of adaptability, innovation, and impact. However, discourse around how, when, and to what degree the industry is making positive, measurable progress towards these impacts is still heavily debated. In partnership with The Place Brand Observer, we asked our global panel of tourism sustainability experts this: Which innovations, developments or trends will be most likely to influence the work of tourism sustainability professionals this year, especially linked to destination development and management? 

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Sometimes the devil really is in the detail. Take the terms “sustainability” and “sustainable tourism”, for example. They just don’t sell well among tourism stakeholders, especially the private sector. Change it to “green tourism”, for instance, and you get a conversation going. It so happened in Slovenia, as we learn in this interview with Professor Tanja Mihalič of the Institute for Tourism at the University of Ljubljana. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Created by a group of third grade students (8 and 9 year olds) from Paris, this video explains what sustainable development means to them and works to inform other children about the issues.Focused on waste, food and transportation, the video focuses on a superhero (Ecoman) and a villain (…

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Over the past several decades, efforts have been made at the global, national, state, and local levels to increase attention paid to environmental sustainability. Most notably, goal 7 of United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals is to Ensure Environmental Sustainability (Sachs & Director, 2005).In order to meet these goals, we must first develop an environmentally-literate populace.

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Outstanding work in the field of sustainability within the coffee industry can often go unnoticed. But each year, one project, business model, and individual are acknowledged for their work in the field with an SCA Sustainability Award during the Re:co Symposium.

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop emphasised the importance of systemic change as cities aim to go circular—that it will connect them to one another and thereby scale positive climate impacts globally—during the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) session, “The circular economy in cities,” last…

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

In 2018, around 380 million tonnes of plastic were produced globally. Only a small percentage of this is recycled, with most of flooding our oceans, poisoning marine life and seabirds, or going into landfills. Researchers estimate that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight by 2050, and meanwhile, villages in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia are being ‘turned into dumpsites’.