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Briefing Note
The global hospitality industry is at a pivotal juncture, confronting a pervasive challenge — the menace of plastic pollution and marine litter. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) notes that approximately 80 percent of all tourism activities occur in coastal areas, positioning the hotel industry as a significant contributor to the...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
IISD SDG Knowledge Hub Commentary
The importance of young people’s involvement in SDG processes is gaining recognition at the highest levels. This commentary highlights progress on youth engagement and points to three pillars of meaningful engagement that merit added attention: 1) representation; 2) inclusivity; and 3) empowerment. As we look forward to the upcoming SDG Summit and...
Briefing Note
Tharanga Liyana Arachchi
Prathini Samaradiwakara
Chathura Welivitiya
Nadeeka Amarasinghe
Dilshani Dinushika
Lahiru Maduranga,
Krishantha Buddhika Somaratne
Thakshila Kumari
Hansi Sadu Tharaka
Chamoth Teran
Reducing the use and promoting the environmentally sound management of single-use plastics in the tourism sector offers a great opportunity to tackle plastic pollution at the source. Similarly, addressing problematic plastics throughout tourism value chains can also drive a shift towards innovative and circular business models. In this context...