June 27, 2024

Sustainable Tourism and innovation, circular economy and climate change: three Orientation Papers just released


The Thematic Community Project of the Sustainable Tourism Mission has just released three Orientation Papers on the topics of Innovation, Circular Economy, Climate Change and Nature and Biodiversity. 

These documents analyse the three topics focusing on how the tourism sector can tackle the challenges of climate change and of the conservation of natural resources and seize the opportunities of innovation and circular economy related to its activities. They offer an overview of the status of these key issues for the sector.

Orientation Paper – Cluster Innovation

Orientation Paper – Cluster Circular Economy

Orientation Paper – Cluster Climate Change, Nature & Biodiversity

The Orientation Papers mark the beginning of the official collaboration within the Sustainable Tourism Mission with the ten Thematic Projects, currently part of it. They represent the roadmap for the activities of the Thematic Clusters the project has launched, namely the Cluster Innovation, the Cluster Circular Economy and the Cluster Climate Change, Nature & Biodiversity.

Reporting the results of a first analysis and setting the main priorities for the activities of each cluster in the coming years, the Orientation Papers serve as a basis to launch the discussion. Each document has been produced with the support of an external expert.

UNIMED co-coordinates the MED Cluster Circular Economy together with Barcelona Provincial Council.

The MED Cluster Circular Economy will cover topics related to the transition to a circular and resource-efficient economy, promoting the reduction of the environmental impact of the tourism sector through the efficient use of natural resources and waste reduction actions, boosting green and circular business models to overcome the scarcity and the overexploitation the natural resources.

To discover more about the MED Clusters of the Sustainable Tourism Mission, download the brochure here.

About the Sustainable Tourism Mission of the Interreg Euro-MED Programme

Tourism is a key sector in the Mediterranean, both in terms of protection and valorization of the natural and cultural resources and support of its recovery.

The Interreg Euro-MED programme has identified Sustainable Tourism as one of its four missions working on projects, initiatives and policies related to climate change and the environment in line with the priorities and specific objectives set out by the European Commission for the Cohesion policy.

To know more about the Mission, visit the project website