Baseline study analyses how CSR standards for tourism include biodiversity criteria

An analysis of how measures to protect biodiversity are integrated into tourism standards and awards has just been published. It draws conclusions for improving the current coverage of biodiversity.

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ECOTRANS presents recommendations for sustainability labels and awards for the German tourism sector
More than 20 international and national labels and awards of sustainable tourism in Germany could considerably improve their standards concerning biodiversity. The provided recommendations highlight in detail how responsible tourism companies, destinations and tour operators can make a difference.

Updated WRI & WBCSD toolkit for informed choices on forest products
Seeking out forest products from sustainable sources is key to eliminating deforestation from global supply chains, increasing transparency in the market place and incentivizing sustainable forest management. The updated Sustainable Procurement Guide for wood- and paper-based products developed by the WRI and the WBCSD includes information on fresh & recycled fibre, climate change and unique forest values.

The Natural Capital Protocol Project launched
The Natural Capital Coalition has launched a landmark project to develop the Natural Capital Protocol, Sector Guides, and a business-engagement and pilot-testing program. Companies are invited to become Business Engagement Partners to develop and pilot test the Protocol and the sector guides.

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