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24 November 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:30

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – Waste management from tourism activities.

In cooperation with GLISPA and WTTC

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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.


Draft Agenda

  • 16.00            Introduction & Moderation                                                                

Gianni ChianettaDirector, 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





24 November 2020
16:00 - 17:30
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Greening the Islands