10YFP STP Portfolio of Work

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The 10YFP STP Portfolio of Work is a tool for programme Actors (Lead, Co-leads, MAC 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. 

 

 Why should I participate in the Portfolio?

  • To play an active role in the achievement of the 10YFP STP overall goal and specific objectives
  • To contribute to advancing SDG 12 and other connected SDGs through an implementation mechanism such as the 10YFP STP which allows to aggregate the efforts of many proactive organizations
  • To gain visibility at the international level for my activities to advance SCP in tourism as the information reported is feeding the STP Annual Magazine and the Annual Report to ECOSOC. See previous reports here
  • To disseminate and exchange knowledge within a committed community of sustainable tourism practitioners
  • To create synergies with other network members for the implementation of future activities, including planned initiatives within the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

10YFP STP actors can also request the use of the programme’s logo for initiatives (activities/ projects/ events) that are contributing to 10YFP STP objectives, please download the Branding and Logo Guidelines for 10YFP Programmes and the application form template and submit your application to stp10yfp@unwto.org

Results from the Portfolio exercise 2015
 
In 2016, Lead, Co-leads and MAC members participated in the Portfolio exercise 2015 and, overall, linked activities worth over USD 2 million to the Portfolio.
 
The main activities undertaken per 10YFP STP Work Area during 2015 are as follows: 
 
1) Integrating SCP in tourism related policies and frameworks: 
 
  • Japan Ecolodge Association carried out awareness raising to promote the inclusion of sustainability at the top of the public agenda;
  • RETOSA enhanced governance by establishing the Southern Africa Sustainable Tourism Steering Committee;
  • FEDETUR engaged in the development of regional sustainable tourism strategies in Chile;
  • UNEP reviewed the policies of Bhutan and Morocco and shared recommendations related to SCP;
  • Ecotourism Korea trained ASEAN tourism officials on forest-based ecotourism and SCP;
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France created a Center of Excellence for ecotourism.
2) Collaboration among stakeholders for the improvement of the tourism sector´s SCP performance: 
 
  • Fair Trade Tourism started piloting transborder SCP holiday packaging across SADC countries and conducting research on expanding and improving SCP in tourism in the region;
  • The Ministry of Tourism of Morocco conducted a workshop on mainstreaming sustainable tourism for Moroccan stakeholders and produced a whitepaper outlining the key lessons learned;
  • The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist (TAPAS) Group of IUCN developed and disseminated materials for protected area managers including reference to community engagement;
  • The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) started applying a tool for destinations to measure sustainability with objective data.
3) Fostering the application of guidelines, tools and technical solutions to improve, mitigate and prevent tourism impacts and to mainstream SCP patterns among tourism stakeholders: 
 
  • The Ministry of Tourism of Croatia started sharing knowledge on smart SCP solutions through the portal on sustainable tourism;
  • Rainforest Alliance supported protected areas in Ecuador and Peru to develop destination management plans including visitor management systems and regulatory frameworks;
  • Sustainable Travel International launched a global campaign on sustainable policy-making and promoted the application of the Sustainable Destination Toolkit; 
  • UNDP supported governments, tourism businesses and local communities in the Maldives, Mauritius and Samoa to adapt to climate change;
  • TUI Group promoted the implementation of a variety of projects involving local communities and government representatives.
4) Enhancing sustainable tourism investment and financing: 
 
  • UNWTO started a compilation of sources of funding for sustainable tourism.
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