Reports and Books
Making Tourism more Sustainable: A Guide for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Tourism is a major economic force whose development can have a fundamental impact on societies and the environment, both positive and negative. This guide shows governments how they can make tourism more sustainable. It sets out 12 aims for sustainable tourism and their implications for policy, and describes the collaborative structures and strategies that are needed at the national and local level. It identifies ways to influence the development and operation of tourism enterprises and the activities of tourists. (Also available in French, Spanish and Italian).

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GEO Year Book 2004/5: An Overview of Our Changing Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

The GEO Year Book 2004/5 is the second in an important series which serves as a guide for policy makers and a stimulus to future action towards the achievement of sustainable development. A spin-off product of UNEP's flagship report, Global Environment Outlook (GEO), it aims to bridge the gap between science and policy by highlighting the major global and regional environment issues and developments of the year and their implications on focusing on major policy developments and instruments that have a bearing on sustainable development.||||

Download: English