From the Mediterranean to the Pacific: EU Mediterranean Eco-tourism project to be presented at world’s largest event on global environmental issues

August 23, 2016
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The MEET project (“Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism”), funded by the EU under the CBCMed programme, will be presented during a session dedicated to regional sustainable tourism initiatives at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1 to 10 September 2016.
Thousands of leaders and decision-makers from governments, the public sector, non-governmental organisations, business, UN agencies and indigenous and grass-roots organizations will gather in Hawaii to discuss and decide on solutions to the world’s most pressing environment and development challenges.
The MEET project will be among the good practice examples of sustainable tourism to be showcased during the Knowledge Café session, to take place on 3 September on the theme “Regional Sustainable Tourism Initiatives as Conservation Change Agents”. As an outcome of the session, a paper containing joint recommendations will be prepared and linked to the 2017 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism.
The ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2007/2013 is a multilateral cross-border cooperation programme funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. It aims at reinforcing cooperation between the EU and partner countries’ regions located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. (EU Neighbourhood Info
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