Introducing the first sustainable tourism model for The Bahamas and the Caribbean

Introducing the First Sustainable Tourism Model for The Bahamas and the Caribbean. Pictured (left to right) are Earlston McPhee , Ministry of Tourism , Krista Sherman , BNT GEF FSP Coordinator and Gareth Doherty, Harvard Graduate School of Design at the Small Island Developing States Conference. (Photo courtesy of BNT for Barefoot Marketing)NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas National Trust recently concluded a three year pilot demonstration project in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park through funding by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Full Size Project (FSP) on “Tourism and Coral Reef Health”.

One of the key objectives of the project was the development of a sustainable tourism model (STM) for the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and its surrounding communities. The sustainable tourism model was completed in 2013 through a consultative process with a diverse group of stakeholders and experts who have expressed a strong desire to see it implemented in the Exuma Cays. Sigue leyendo

Cinco empresas serán declaradas carbono neutral en Costa Rica

efici25c32588nciaEl Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica (Inteco) anunció hoy que cinco empresas serán declaradas carbono neutral, tal y como lo pide el programa del Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía (Minae), que busca que el país centroamericano alcance esa certificación en el año 2021.

Inteco, uno de los entes verificadores acreditados para declarar empresas carbono neutrales, informó por medio de un comunicado que las compañías Asuaire Travel, Caribe Hospitality, CoopeAnde Nº1 R.L., Popular Pensiones y la Asociación Cámara de Exportadores de Costa Rica (CADEXCO) son las que recibirán el sello. Sigue leyendo

Should Governments Buy Carbon Offsets To Bail Out Conservation Projects?

Avances en la Obtención de Permisos Ambientales para el Nature & Eco Adventure ParkEmissions from deforestation and forest degradation are said to account for 10-17 percent of global emissions. of the most quick and cost-effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It was under this premise that in 2007, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to develop a mechanism to see money channeled to tropical forested countries to incentivize them to adopt practices that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (known as REDD+). Sigue leyendo