Conservation

How To Be a Zero Waste Traveller

If you love to explore far-flung places but hate creating a trail of waste, fret no more. You can be a zero waste traveller. Gaia Discovery asked a few environmentalists for their views so that, step by step, we can help protect the earth from pollution.

Championing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Ecotourism

Championing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Ecotourism

The joint declaration by the Asian Ecotourism Network and Taiwan Ecotourism Association serves to outline the judicious management of indigenous peoples while reaping benefits for the ecotourism industry and communities alike

Overtourism: UNWTO Strategies for Managing Urban Destinations

The ‘Overtourism’ report by UNWTO aims to help stakeholders manage growing urban tourism flows and their impacts for the benefit of visitors and the cities’ hosts – the residents. Mallika Naguran reports.

Rethinking Models for Climate Financing

Effective climate action by multiple non-state actors, be they businesses, cities or regions, could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Going beyond words, this 5-part series titled Beyond words: Climate Actions for a Green Economy show that these actors are hard at work and delivering.

Plastic Problems, Pollution in the Philippines

Time to stem the tide of plastic pollution, writes Henrylito D. Tacio, describing what plastics are, how much we use them, their harmful effects and environmental impacts, plus positive industry actions taken to reverse plastic-related problems and pollution.

Single-use Plastic Bans to Prevent Pollution

On World Environment Day 2018, numerous organisations announced new plans and actions to address plastic related issues such as litter, pollution and harm to wildlife. Mallika Naguran takes a look at the environmental movements and pledges made by A Plastic Planet, The Travel Corporation and The Millenium Hotels in this report.

Japan Travel Agencies Ally Towards Responsible Tourism

The association of like-minded travel operators and stakeholders through JARTA aims to strengthen responsible tourism in Japan through education, certification and collective support.

Banyan Tree Hotels Reject Single-use Plastic

The Banyan Tree Group has taken the bold but necessary step of addressing plastic menace and pollution by first saying no to single-use plastic, then thinking of ways to overcome common operational habits. Mallika Naguran reports.

Reducing Food Waste Saves Hotels Money

Hotels saved $7 for every $1 invested in reducing food waste. This and more findings were revealed in a research that provided a compelling business case on food resource efficiency and good business practices, reports Mallika Naguran.

Beyond Words: Climate Actions for a Green Economy II

PART 2 - BUSINESSES RAMP UP ON INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION

Effective climate action by multiple non-state actors, be they businesses, cities or regions, could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Going beyond words, this 5-part series on climate actions for a green economy shows how these actors are, in fact, hard at work and delivering results. By Jovin Hurry

Instagram Pollution? Resource Management Body Offers Guidelines

With selfies being the image capture of choice for increasing numbers of tourists, alarm is rising over their effect on the environment. Fragile ecosystems, ancient monuments and sacred places are all suffering from overreach by millions of happy-snapping web-posting visitors. One resource management body has decided it is time to issue guidelines for the Instagram generation

Beyond Words: Climate Actions for a Green Economy

Part 1/5: Youth take charge of their future

Effective climate action by multiple non-state actors, be they businesses, cities or regions, could make significant contributions to narrowing the global emissions gap, adapting to climate change, and demonstrating to governments that higher ambition is desirable and doable. Going beyond words, this 5-part series on climate actions for a green economy shows how these actors are, in fact, hard at work and delivering