Towards sustainable coast and
maritime tourism around marine regions

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ABOUT THE INITIATIVE

The Initiative

Accounting for around 10% of the world GDP and total employment before the pandemic crisis, tourism is one of the world’s largest and globalized industries. Beyond being a source of financial revenue and socio-economic dynamism, tourism also produces negative externalities and exert environmental pressure on natural ecosystems upon which communities depend for their livelihoods. Coastal communities have borne the weight of the environmental, social and cultural impact of tourism, as the ocean is increasingly coveted for its strategic resources and coastal areas become more crowded and depleted.

The project starts in July 2022 for a duration of four years.
The total amount is around €4,325,900, co-funded by the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and supported by Our Blue future (GIZ), the World Bank, UNEP and the project partners (IDDRI, IUCN Mediterranean, CANARI and CORDIO), among others.

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ABOUT US

Vision

This initiative promotes a holistic vision of maritime and coastal management in line with worldwide efforts to deliver the 2030 Agenda around marine regions. 
It supports exchanges of knowledge, good practices, projects and experiences between three major marine regions sharing similar  environmental and social challenges related to coastal and maritime tourism: the Mediterranean, the Western Indian Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
This initiative aims to improve the governance of coastal and marine tourism to ensure sustainable, inclusive and resilient development, and address the associated environmental, health, socio-cultural and economic challenges.

Context

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and globalized industries, accounting for around 10% of the world GDP and total employment before the pandemic crisis.

Objective

This initiative promotes a holistic vision of maritime and coastal management in line with worldwide efforts to deliver the 2030 Agenda around marine regions.

Components

The initiative has 3 main components based on a bottom-up approach through field work at local pilot sites, which are then integrated into global and regional sustainability strategies.

Cost & duration

The project starts in July 2022 for a duration of 4 years. The total amount is around €4,325,900, co-funded by the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and Our Blue Future.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

Blue Solidarity Economy

in Catalonia, Europe
and the Mediterranean

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Blue Tourism

The Transition Towards
Sustainable Coastal and
Maritime Tourism in
World Marine Regions

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Towards a Sustainable Blue Tourism in the Mediterranean

Ecosystem Approach for a better environmental Management of Coastal and Maritime Tourism

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Construire un tourisme bleu durable adapté à un monde en crise dans le contexte Covid

Expériences pilotes en Méditerranée, Caraïbes et Océan Indien occidental

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