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SMART is one of the main projects of the Arctic Council´s Sustainable Development Working Group
Arctic Council SDWG http://www.arctic-council.org/

The Northern Forum is a non-profit, international organization composed of sub-national or regional governments from ten northern countries. SMART project works under the auspices of the Northern Forum.

http://www.northernforum.org/

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is a non-profit making organisation, whose role is to market and promote tourism to Europe in general, and to their individual countries in particular. ETC has activities in ecotourism and sustainable tourism.

www.etc-corporate.org

 

www.etccorporate.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=
showpage&pid=107&ac=9

The World Tourism Organization WTO, a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism know-how.

http://www.world-tourism.org

http://www.world-tourism.org/frameset/frame_sustainable.html


Nature´s Best is the first national quality label for nature tours in Europe. Nature’s Best certifies ethical, high quality nature tours in Sweden and gradually in other countries. http://www.naturensbasta.com/nb/index.asp


United Nations Environment Programme -UNEP
Promotes environmental understanding, and increases public knowledge about
environmental factors and problems of future generations. http://www.uneptie.org/pc/tourism/sust-tourism/home.htm

Sustainable Travel International™ and Sustainable Tourism Eco-certification Program http://www.sustainabletravelinternational.org

The International Ecotourism Society TIES is the largest and oldest ecotourism organization in the world dedicated to generating and disseminating information about ecotourism. http://ecotourism.org

GREEN GLOBE 21 is the worldwide benchmarking and certification program which facilitates sustainable travel and tourism for consumers, companies and communities. http://www.greenglobe21.com/default.aspx


Green Tourism Business Scheme is an environmental accreditation body of tourism related businesses in Europe. GTBS has over 500 members in the UK. http://www.green-business.co.uk


DestiNet is a Sustainable Tourism Information Portal for tourist destinations and their stakeholders. The portal contains selected, quality assessed information on the ways in which tourism is being made more sustainable. http://destinet.ewindows.eu.org


ECOTRANS is a European network of experts and organisations in Tourism, Environment and regional development, who are seeking to promote good practice in the field of sustainable Tourism http://www.ecotrans.org/Englishfr.htm


Tourism-Site is a network for the sustainable development of tourism destinations in Europe. http://www.tourism-site.org

GRIP (Green In Practice) - the Norwegian foundation for Sustainable Consumption and Production. GRIP promotes and supports sustainable production and consumption patterns. GRIP develops methods for a more sustainable and eco-efficient travel and tourism industry. http://www.grip.no/Felles/English/travel_and_tourism.htm

Basic orientations for the sustainability of European Tourism (European Union)

http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise
/services/tourism/consultation/index.htm

VISIT is the joint European initiative for the promotion of Ecolabels and sustainable tourism development. http://www.yourvisit.info/index.html


Ecotourism Australia was formed in 1991 as an incorporated non-profit organisation, and is the peak national body for the ecotourism industry. http://www.ecotourism.org.au

AVENTURE ÉCOTOURISME QUÉBEC. Professionals within the industry, travel wholesalers, tourist associations, adventure tourism and ecotourism training schools, all are united under one banner: Aventure Écotourisme Québec. http://www.aventure-ecotourisme.qc.ca/html_eng/qui.shtml


The Saskatchewan Nature & Ecotourism Association (SNEA) accredits ecotourism attractions and businesses which follow the principles of ecotourism. http://www.ecotourism.sk.ca/providers.htm


Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon http://www.wtay.com/codeOfConduct.aspx


The Certification in Sustainable Tourism Program - CST - is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. CST was designed to differentiate tourism sector businesses based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management.

National Geographic Sustainable Destinations Resource Center http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable

The Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development's mission is to design, monitor, evaluate, and improve ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices and principles. Its policy-oriented research focuses on ecotourism as a tool for poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation, as well as socially and environmentally responsible tourism practices. http://www.ecotourismcesd.org

 

 


 

   

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