UNWTO- and European Commission Guidebook “Sustainable Tourism for Development”

Sustainable Tourism for DevelopmentThe Biodiversity chapter of the UNWTO- and European Commission Guidebook “Sustainable Tourism for Development” is an important guide for future LT&C projects:

Tourism is a major activity with characteristics that make it particularly valuable as an agent for development. Developing countries however face a particular fragility in their natural, economic, social and human environments which could jeopardize the sector’s dynamism and beneficiary qualities.

With such a significant potential for development, the need for a sustainable approach to tourism in developing countries to promote growth in the long term while maintaining a balanced use of resources is imperative…

Aichi 2020 Targets of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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Aichi 2020 Target No 11 of the CBD is one important frame LT&C aims to contribute to:
“By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes.”