Innovation to be a key to ‘Kasane Call To Action’

A key result from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s Sustainable Tourism Conference in Kasane Botswana (November 2017), is the much-awaited launch of the Kasane Call to Action.

The two-day conference provided many outstanding examples of responsible tourism that apply innovative approaches, like Des Elepants &  des Hommes, an NGO which seeks to manage the balance between elephants and community survival in less developed economies in Africa and the World Bank’s support for controlling illegal wildlife hunting. The ICRT was invited and presented our innovative project My Green Butler to demonstrate the opportunities to encourage visitors to conserve consumption and direct financial savings to worthy local causes.

Participants contributed to the Kasane Call to Action ‘What We Want’ which stems from four product pillars to deliver sustainable consumption and production.  These require tourism to take the lead, apply innovative methods, change financial focus, and empower all stakeholders to apply practices.

The ICRT is a partner of the UN One Planet programme and shares research findings with all programme members and the wider tourism community. Details can be found here.