Executive Summary. TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE BLUE TOURISM: TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND POLICY PATHWAYS.

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Authors:

Giulia Balestracci (Eco-union) and Angelo Sciacca (IDDRI)

Coordinators:

Jérémie Fosse (Eco-union)
Julien Rochette (IDDRI)

Contributors & Reviewers:

Arnau Teixidor Costa (IUCN)
Nicole Leotaud (CANARI)
Samson Obiene (CORDIO)

 

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September 2023

The Executive Summary highlights the main outcomes of the main report: Towards sustainable blue tourism: trends, challenges, and policy pathways. 

It offers an overview on the blue tourism governance aspects, the sector’s institutional framework and its main market segments. 

Special attention has been given to the blue tourism trends, challenges, and opportunities,  focusing on the policy pathways to reorient the sector towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

The Executive summary is now available in English, French, and Spanish as the main working languages of the project. 

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE BLUE TOURISM: TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND POLICY PATHWAYS.

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Authors:

Giulia Balestracci (Eco-union) and Angelo Sciacca (IDDRI)

Coordinators:

Jérémie Fosse (Eco-union)
Julien Rochette (IDDRI)

Contributors & Reviewers:

Arnau Teixidor Costa (IUCN)
Nicole Leotaud (CANARI)
Samson Obiene (CORDIO)

 

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June 2023

This report examines the current situation of coastal and maritime tourism and identifies the challenges and opportunities faced by stakeholders today toward the development of a more sustainable blue tourism sector.

It introduces blue tourism, the main factors characterizing this tourism sub-sector, its governance, and the legal and institutional framework. Moreover, blue tourism’s main market segments are examined, followed by a review of tourism impacts, and the current global issues that affect the sector. Drawing from a review of the key challenges and opportunities for a more sustainable blue tourism economy, policy pathways are recommended to reorient the sector towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

Summary and Key outtakes: Webinar PATHWAYS FOR SUSTAINABLE BLUE TOURISM IN THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN REGION

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Authors: Angelo Sciacca (Iddri), Giulia Balestracci (ecounion)

Contributors & Reviewers: Jeremie Fosse (Eco-union), Yvonne Waweru (OBF, ROGS).

 

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April 2023

Acknowledgments: This publication has been made possible through the online webinar that took place in April 2023 We would therefore like to thank the stakeholders from WIO for contributing to the event and allow the sharing of their presentation. Their contributions were highly appreciated and helpful.

STATE OF PLAY OF TOURISM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. A Roadmap for a Greener, Inclusive & Resilient Tourism in the Mediterranean

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Authors: Paula Castillo, Jérémie Fosse (Eco-union) and Gloria Lázaro (Plan Bleu UNEP/MAP)

Contributors & Reviewers: Joana Argemí, Alejandro González and Florence Mabille (Eco-union) and Arnaud Terrisse (Plan Bleu UNEP/MAP)

Under the coordination of Gloria Lázaro, Programme officer (Plan Bleu UNEP/MAP)

Editors: François Guerquin, Gloria Lázaro

YEAR

November 2022

Acknowledgments: This publication has been made possible through the survey available at the end of the document. We would therefore like to thank the stakeholders for contributing to this report. Their contributions were highly appreciated and helpful.

Blue Tourism Initiative. Towards sustainable coastal and maritime tourism around marine regions.

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Core partners:

Iddri and Eco Union

Associate partners:

IUCN Centre for the Mediterranean

CANARI (Caribbean Natural Resources Institute) 

CORDIO East Africa

YEAR September 2022

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 social and environmental 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 blue tourism to ensure sustainable, inclusive, and resilient development, and address the associated health, environmental, and socio-economic challenges.

The initiative has three main components based on a bottom-up approach through fieldwork at local pilot sites, which are then integrated into global and regional sustainability strategies.
1. Diagnosis and State of Play
2. Field Deployment in the pilot sites
3. Knowledge sharing, Outreach and awareness raising.

Blue Solidarity Economy

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Authors:

Raúl Almendro, Salvador Klarwein and Laia Segura (eco-union)

Coordination:

Jéremie Fosse (eco-union):
jeremie.fosse@ecounion.eu

Contribution:

Lea Meltz, Ioana Kosmas (eco-union)

 

Version 2.0

Adapted from a Report on Blue Solidarity Economy in Catalonia published in 2020.

YEAR

20th November 2020


Blue Tourism

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Promotor, developer and coordinator:

eco-union

Strategic support:

Institute for Sustainable Development
and International Relations

Funder: 

ADEME
Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Énergie

Citation: 

Tonazzini, D., Fosse, J., Morales, E., González, A., Klarwein,
S., Moukaddem, K., Louveau, O. (2019) Blue Tourism.
Towards a sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in
world marine regions. Edited by eco-union. Barcelona.

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20th June 2019

 

Towards a Sustainable Blue Tourism in the Mediterranean

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Authors:
Jeremie Fosse, Salvador Klarwein, Ioanna Kosmas (eco-union)

Reviewers:
Alejandro Gonzalez & Lea Meltz (eco-union)

Coordinators: 
 Jeremie Fosse

 

Please refer to this report as:
Fosse J., Klarwein S., Kosmas I. & Gonzalez A. (2021). Ecosystem Approach for a sustainable coastal and maritime Tourism in the Mediterranean. eco-union. 

YEAR

June 2021

 

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Authors:

Secrétariat du Fonds Français pour l’Environnement
Mondial

Comité de pilotage du FFEM

Member Institution
Project Leader:

Ministère de la Transition écologique

Contribution: 

GIZ, PNUE, UICN Méditerranée, Partenariat pour la gouvernance régionale de
l’océan (PROG), Eco-Union, CANARI, CORDIO

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September 2022