Tourism

January 2016 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

finace_climateFebruary 2016: During the month of January, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and the Adaptation Fund, among others, reported on new funding approvals and other climate finance news. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), climate funds and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched publications on, inter alia, blended climate finance, climate co-finance tracking and climate risk management.

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NGOs and Cruise Lines Partner on Ocean Conservation, Sustainable Fisheries [viewed]

ocean_conservation25 January 2016: Environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) and the cruise industry are collaborating to restore and protect the world's oceans. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) announced a five-year partnership to support global ocean conservation, reduce RCL's environmental footprint, and raise awareness about ocean conservation among RCL passengers. The Carnival Corporation participated in The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) two-day Mapping Ocean Wealth Forum, as part of the company's support to TNC's ocean conservation efforts.

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IWC Showcases Work on Entanglement and Aboriginal Whaling [viewed]

iwc21 January 2016: The January 2016 International Whaling Commission (IWC) Bulletin highlights IWC's efforts to address entanglement response and mass strandings, as well as to promote sustainable whalewatching in Indian Ocean rim countries. The Bulletin also provides an update on IWC's planned engagement with the Arctic Council and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2016.

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WAVES Partnership Updates on Results of Ecosystem Accounting in the Philippines [viewed]

wavesNovember 2015: The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) Partnership has published an update on its activities, including information on country projects and publications from the Philippines and Australia.

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UNEP Report Details Ecosystem Services Worth US$1 Billion Annually in Four Pilot Countries [viewed]

UNEP7 October 2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the results of a four-year project to develop ecosystem assessment tools and products that decision makers can use to integrate the value of ecosystem services into policy, investment decisions and macro-economic models. The 'ProEcoServe' project assessed ecosystem services such as the provision of soil retention, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and pollination, identifying almost US$1 billion of benefits in the four pilot countries of Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa and Viet Nam.

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UNWTO Highlights Tourism's Role for SDGs [viewed]

Unwto28 September 2015: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomed the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular the tourism targets in Goals 8, 12 and 14, which address inclusive and sustainable economic growth, sustainable consumption and production (SCP), and the sustainable use of oceans and marine resources, respectively.

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Sustainable Aviation Summit Calls for Endorsement of Global Offsetting Scheme [viewed]

2015-global-sustainable-aviation-summit30 September 2015: The Eighth Global Sustainable Aviation Summit has called on governments to undertake “robust and determined” climate action and to endorse, at the 39th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly, a simple, global offsetting scheme to stabilize air transport carbon emissions growth.

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CTI-CFF Promotes Sustainable Fisheries Management, Marine Tourism and Regional Collaboration [viewed]

Coral Triangle InitiativeSeptember 2015: During the month of August, the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) signed an agreement on an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM), held a Regional Business Forum and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Coral Triangle Center.

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6th Regional 3R Forum Examines Economic Opportunities Offerred by 3Rs and Resource Efficiency [viewed]

3r-6regionalforum19 August 2015: The Sixth Regional 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) Forum in Asia and the Pacific discussed the linkages between waste management, tourism, water security and sustainable urban management in the region, as well as the economic and employment opportunities posed by 3Rs and resource efficiency.

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UN Secretary-General Reports to UNGA 70 on SD, Environmental Issues [viewed]

United NationsAugust 2015: The UN Secretary-General has issued reports to be considered by the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial), during the 70th UNGA session. UNGA 70 opens on 15 September 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The Second Committee is expected to begin its work in October.

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