Mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production in tourism
When responsibly planned and managed, tourism has demonstrated its capacity to support job creation, promote inclusive social integration, protect natural and cultural heritage, conserve biodiversity, generate sustainable livelihoods and improve human wellbeing. As the sector is experiencing tremendous growth, collective efforts to ensure its long-term sustainability are essential.
The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme has the overall objective to enhance the sustainable development impacts of the tourism sector by 2030, by developing, promoting and scaling up sustainable consumption and production practices that boost the efficient use of natural resources while producing less waste and addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity.
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 Enviroment (2015)
The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme is a multi-stakeholder partnership that promotes networking among likeminded organizations and brings together existing and new initiatives focused on decoupling tourism’s growth from the increased use of natural resources. It is recognized as an implementation mechanism for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12, with potential to advance other connected goals such as SDG13, SDG14 and SDG15 on climate and marine and terrestrial resources respectively and progress is reported officially to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme is one of the six programmes of the One Planet network and started operating in November 2014 under the umbrella of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
The 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) promotes and enables transformation of the tourism sector for enhanced sustainability, through evidence-based decision making, efficiency, innovation, collaboration among stakeholders, monitoring and the adoption of a life cycle approach for continuous improvement.Commitment
The International Symposium was scheduled for 7 December and brings stakeholders of the programme and sustainable tourism experts from around the world, who are dedicated to advancing sustainable tourism globally.Conferences
- Leveraging Sustainable Procurement to Transform the Tourism Sector Paris, 30 October 2018
- Circularity in the Built Environment Enabled by Digitalization Brussels, 20 September 2018
Partners of the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme can use the logo to showcase their affiliation to the programme and promote connected initiatives. The use of the logo remains voluntary but is strongly encouraged.Logo
- Annual Magazine 2017/2018 - Lead Innovate Finance Empower
- Annual Magazine 2016/2017 - Advancing towards a clear North
- Annual Magazine for 2015 - Setting the Foundations for Collective Impact
The One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme involves over 150 organizations from all over the world which are committed to advance sustainable consumption and production in the tourism sector.Members
The Portfolio of Work is a tool for members (Lead, Co-leads, MAC members and Partners) to include new and ongoing initiatives and activities under the umbrella of the programme, given their potential to advance sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the tourism sector.Portfolio
The ECOSOC reports provide yearly updates on the collective progress made by the members of One Planet network towards mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12) in the tourism, buildings and construction and food sectors or through procurement, lifestyles and education and consumer information.Reports
In 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 operationsTrainings
In 2018, a series of webinars is promoted by the Coordination Desk with an aim to share and exchange information on sustainable tourism and its connection to the circular economy.Webinars