The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme

One Planet

One Planet

Mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production in tourism

The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme is currently guided by the One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of Tourism.  The Vision calls for a recovery which is founded on sustainability, to build back better and underpin the resilience of tourism.

SCP is about fulfilling the needs of all while using fewer natural resources, including energy and water and producing less waste and pollution. SCP aims at promoting resource efficiency and sustainable practices for the industry as well as the consumers. UN Environment (2015)

The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme aims to accelerate sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in tourism policies and practices to address the challenges of pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. It supports the transition towards a circular economy as a pathway for the sustainable development of tourism.

Through its work, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme sets the SCP agenda in the tourism sector to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 and also delivers progress under connected goals such as SDG13, SDG14 and SDG15, respectively on climate action and the protection of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. 

The Programme operates as a multi-stakeholder partnership that promotes knowledge sharing and networking to define collective priorities and identify solutions. 
 

The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme is one of the six programmes of the  One Planet network and started operating in February 2015.

 

AREAS OF INTERVENTION

The strategy of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme builds on the One Plan for One Planet which details the common approach for the six programmes in the network.

The strategy is articulated around three main areas of intervention:

 

PARTNERS OF THE PROGRAMME

The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme involves over 150 organizations from all over the world which are committed to the same objective – to advance SCP in the tourism sector.

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Programme members are invited to showcase their work within the Portfolio of the programme which serves as a repository of initiatives and resources that aim at advancing SCP in tourism. 

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On an annual basis, programme members are requested to report progress and their contributions are used to prepare the official report to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

ANNUAL REPORTS

The reports to the HLPF provide yearly updates on the collective progress made by the members of the six programmes in the One Planet network. The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme has been contributing to these reports since 2016. All the reports are guided by the monitoring and evaluation framework provided by the Indicators of Success of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

  Annual Report of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme Annual Report of the One Planet network to the HLPF
2020 Annual Programme Reporting 2020 Coming soon
2019 Annual Programme Reporting 2019 ECOCOC E/2019/64
2018 Annual Programme Reporting 2018 ECOSOC E/2018/60
2017 Annual Programme Reporting 2017 ECOSOC E/2017/63
2016 Annual Programme Reporting 2016 ECOSOC E/2016/62

 

Between 2016 and 2018, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme produced Annual Magazines showcasing the work of its partners.

Annual Magazine 2017/2018  – Lead. Innovate. Finance. Empower
Annual Magazine 2016/2017  – Advancing towards a clear North
Annual Magazine 2015  – Setting the foundations for collective impact

From 2018, the One Planet Secretariat centralised the preparation of Annual Magazines with contributions from all programmes.

One Planet network Annual Magazine 2019 
One Planet network Annual Magazine 2018  
One Planet network mid-term Magazine (2012 -2017) 
 

Events

Events

Transforming tourism for climate action requires embracing a low carbon pathway with awareness and optimization as key elements. Awareness: through measurement and disclosure of the emissions related to tourism activities and the setting of evidence-based targets.

Events

Trainings

Trainings

In 201In 2019, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme is starting, with support the French Government, UN Environment and UNWTO, a cycle of online trainings to support tourism practitioners in integrating sustainable consumption and production patterns in their everyday operations.

Trainings

Webinars

Webinars

In 2019, the Coordination Desk continued promoting a series of webinars supported by UN Environment, UNWTO, France and Spain. The webinars focused on two main themes: plastic waste and pollution, in line with the cross-cutting theme for the One Planet network for 2019 and 2020, and climate change.

Webinars

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CONTACT THE ONE PLANET SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PROGRAMME: oneplanetstp@unwto.org