First Forum on Transition to Green TourismAug 25, 2017
UNDP Jordan in cooperation with MOTA, supported by GEF, organized the first forum on " Transition to Green Tourism in Jordan".
The BITS project is aiming at biodiversity conservation objectives are effectively mainstreamed and advanced into and through tourism sector development in Jordan. This three-day participatory forum aimed at introducing the concept of tourism green economy, in order to move into planning for Jordan tourism sector transition into green economy (vision, mission, strategic goals, pilot projects).
To ensure relevance to Jordan, the participants were encouraged to establish common understanding of the current state of tourism in Jordan, map Jordan key tourism attractions and destinations, identify environmental and socio-economic aspects and concerns related to tourism, and finally undertake simulation of integrated planning approaches for the desired transition. The outcomes of such an event would facilitate the process of developing "Jordan Sustainable/Green Tourism Strategy and Action Plan" which will then either feed into MoTA new strategy.
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