Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Caribbean en route for a greener tourism

We highlighted a couple of times already the move to the region for a more responsible tourism.

The region is indeed suffering badly from a degradation of its ecosystem, from potential sea level rise, coastal erosion, extreme weather events to an increase in disease.

Therefore the region has launched a so-called Caribsave program where tourism boards, tourism operators and partner are planning to:

- Model regional, national and destinational climate-change potential
- Assess vulnerabilities
- Measure and evaluate knock-on impacts on tourism and livelihoods
- Inform and develop regional policy
- Develop, implement and monitor adaptation and mitigation strategies
- Build capacity and transfer skills through design and implementation of initiatives
- Create the world’s first ‘Carbon Neutral’ tourism region

Lots of goals and targets then , we will keep you posted on the outcome...

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