Marine Spatial Planning Data Resources Catalog

Marine spatial planning (MSP) provides a comprehensive and integrated investment framework by dealing with upstream environmental and social issues, and by giving certainty to investors to access areas and resources. It is increasingly important as more investments are made in the Blue Economy. This dashboard is a collation of tools available to MSP planners and […]

Green Fins Initiative Resources

The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched new resources to help dive and snorkel operators who are continuing to keep an environmental strategy high on their agenda despite the many changes taking place for travel businesses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The […]

The Travel Foundation Resource Hub

The Travel Foundation Resources Hub presents information and resources on sustainable tourism and destination management. Areas of work include water waste & energy, sustainable excursions, local products supply chains, and wildlife & environment.

UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Resources

The UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Toolkit contains 10 guides and a comprehensive resource library for tourism stakeholders. Topics include foundational knowledge, strategy, governance, engagement, communications, infrastructure, value, behavior, investment, and monitoring.

United Nations Global Compact Library

The United Nations Global Compact enhanced library includes resources in human rights, labor and social sustainability, global governance, action for the global goals, environment and climate, sustainable management practice, and sustainable finance.

Ocean Literacy Portal

The Ocean Literacy Portal serves as a one-stop shop, providing resources and content available to all, with the goal of creating an ocean-literate society able to make informed and responsible decisions on ocean resources and ocean sustainability. Ocean Literacy resources to develop knowledge, skills, values and behaviours needed to create an ocean literate community. A […]

Global Change Explorer

EPA’s Global Change Explorer (GCX) is a collection of web tools that visualize, compare, and provide access to spatial data that describe potential future environmental change. These data can serve as a starting point when assessing the vulnerability of air, water, ecosystems, and human health to climate change, land use change, and other large-scale environmental […]

UNWTO Hospitality Challenge: Case Studies

In June 2020, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education launched the Hospitality Challenge. This was designed to identify ideas and individuals capable of accelerating the recovery of the tourism sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.