How much are tourism service providers together with food and accommodation providers aware of tourism’s impact on environmental and waste management in particular, what is their role in making tourism more sustainable and how to do it? The next URBAN-WASTE webinar, 2nd of the series of 6 will look into these on 19 April at 11.00h.
This series of webinars is a part of the project’s goal to promote, disseminate and multiply the outcomes of the project. Not to be mistaken by the series of webinars running parallel on gender mainstreaming. For the last year, the project’s 11 pilot cities and regions have been organising Communities of Practices in order to include all relevant local stakeholders and interest groups in identifying the key challenges and look for solutions through a community based decision making before they implement the chosen solutions. Our previous webinar covered this approach and community based decision making.
The 11 pilots have now started a new phase, together with their local stakeholders and sponsors – the implementation phase. A whole range of different measures is now being put in practice through this cooperation between the 11 local and regional authorities and hotels, restaurants and other tourism service providers. This webinar will feature not only those who have been developing these measures but even more importantly, those who will be implementing them. We want to give the opportunity to those sponsors and tourism actors who have recognised the need of improving their environmental performances through adopting certain measures which came out of the former process.
Some of the speakers will include Mattias Eriksson of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences who led the development of the food tracker, a device which allows restaurants and other food caterers to monitor their food waste production, evaluate it and improve their performances. This device has been tested on the island of Tenerife and Mattias will share some preliminary findings. Pedro Teixeira will speak on behalf of the NEYA hotels in Lisbon, an important local stakeholder which has been following the project for some time and together with the Municipality of Lisbon is now implementing certain measures.
- Introduction to the project, speakers and structure of the webinar
- Measures developed by the URBAN-WASTE project: Food tracker and WasteApp
- URBAN-WASTE external partners and stakeholders and their role in the implementation phase
- Questions and discussion