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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – Waste
November 24 @ 16:00 - 17:30
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – Waste management from tourism activities.
In cooperation with GLISPA and WTTC
In the peak touristic seasons, islands host a far greater population than usual. While this is beneficial for the local economies, it also places a great burden on the local infrastructures, especially for waste management systems. By improving knowledge about waste streams, building common guidelines and improving synergies among islands’ communities, the effect of the seasonal variation of waste generation can be addressed and mitigated. Besides, circular economy practices and in particular separate collection techniques can help the many islands which do not have local waste management facilities in place. Ultimately, the great challenge is to give birth to virtuous behaviors, involving both residents and tourists.
- 16.00 Introduction & Moderation
Gianni Chianetta – Director, Greening the Islands
- 16.05 Setting the scene
Kate Brown – Executive Director, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
Lola Una Cardenas – VP Government Affairs, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
- 16.20 Presentations
Cristina Casian – European Projects Manager, Eco Enterprises (BLUEISLANDS project)
Paloma Zapata – CEO, Sustainable Travel International
Cassia Patel – Program Director, Oceanic Global
Joseph Smith-Abbott – Deputy Secretary at Government of the British Virgin Islands
Christian Del Bono – President, Federalberghi Aeolian Islands
- 17.00 Round table with the speakers