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.
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.
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.
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
environmental factors and problems of future generations.
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.
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.
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
VISIT is the joint European initiative
for the promotion of Ecolabels and sustainable tourism development.
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
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
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