Sustainable Tourism in the Alps, meeting in Munich
A meeting of the Sustainable Tourism Working Group of the Alpine Convention was held on 3 July in Munich. The Dolomiti Dolomiten Dolomites Dolomitis UNESCO Foundation holds joint-presidency of the working group for the period 2015-2016.
The aim of the Alpine Convention working group is to promote greater harmony between tourism and the environment, facing up to the inevitable challenges and, first and foremost, tackling the issues of the management of Alpine tourism and of the green economy.
The issue of the management of Alpine tourism is a central theme, particularly in the context of the goals for managing the Dolomites World Heritage. It is also fully in line with the other focus of the Alpine Convention working group, that being to raise awareness of the natural and cultural heritage of the Alps.
This marks a major recognition for the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, providing an exceptional opportunity for discussion and the exchange of ideas at international level. This experience will also enable the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation to learn some valuable lessons in relation to drawing up the Sustainable Tourism Strategy, the objective for 2015.