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Union for the Mediterranean Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

 

This two-day international and multi-stakeholder Conference has the aim to: i) consolidate the Mediterranean blue economy community through the exchange of ideas and views among key stakeholders; ii) capitalize on the experiences and lessons learned so as to stimulate cross-fertilization and foster large partnerships; iii) discuss the opportunities and challenges of the various blue economy sectors in terms of jobs creation and investments potential.

Official Closing of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

 

At the Conclusion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for  Development, 2017, UNWTO is pleased to organise a Conference in Geneva "The Way Forward - Our Journey to 2030".

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Energy Info Days 2017

 

The Energy Info Days in Brussels on 23-25 October 2017 will present the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by Horizon 2020’s Work Programme 2018-2020.

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Our Ocean Conference

 

5-6 October 2017
Malta

 

Over 3 billion people depend directly on our seas for their livelihoods. But in reality, all of us depend on the ocean: for our water, our food, our climate and our air.

Seas and oceans enrich our identity, ensure our wellbeing and sustain a large part of the economy.

Human action has left our ocean heavily affected by pollution, overexploitation, coastal degradation and global warming. This has severe consequences for all.

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NECSTouR and South Limburg presented their 6 A's for a Sustainable Tourism at the European Tourism Forum 2017

Oct 20, 2017

 

Area, Access, Accommodation, Attractions, Awareness and Activation are the six A's for the energy efficiency, protection of natural resources and environmentally friendly measures towards a more Sustainable Tourism which Ms Anya Niewierra - Director of South Limburg Tourism Board - presented at the 16th European Forum in Tallin.

Per each of that six A's Ms Niewierra presented some good practices from South Limburg (in the Netherlands) and other NECSTouR member Regions.

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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development: Share your Story!

Jul 19, 2017

 

NECSTouR fully support the UNWTO on promoting the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

This is why it invites you to share your initiative on that topic.

UNWTO has so far received more than 700 initiatives, celebrations and innovative solutions that contribute to creating more decent jobs, to protecting biodiversity, to empowering communities, and to advancing sustainable tourism.

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Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean: State of Play and Strategic Directions

Aug 03, 2017

 

Although tourism is a vector for economic growth -representing 11% of the region’s GDP and 11% of jobs- it also brings with it a depletion of natural resources, an increase in pollution and a deterioration of cultural treasures, not to mention income distribution that does not always benefit local populations. The United Nations’ declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism provides an opportunity to put several projects into action.

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