Archived Webinar

Circular economy and tourism

"Tourism can and should be more sustainable and circular, especially now."

The tourism sector is a generator of jobs and income but without proper systems in place, tourism can consume large quantities of energy, water, and plastics which degrade the environmental quality of coastal destinations and ecosystems and affect the lives of residents. New and circular business models are needed to change the way tourism operates and enable businesses and destinations to be sustainable. The COVID-19-related tourism pause is an opportunity to rethink, refocus, and reimagine how the tourism sector can build a better and more circular economy tourism system for the future.      

This session brings together policy-makers and leading private sector stakeholders to discuss the needed transition to circular business models and explore approaches to operationalizing a circular tourism economy in a post-COVID world.

About the Presenters

Virginia Fernandez-Trapa

Programme Officer, UNWTO

Virginia Fernandez-Trapa is Programme Officer of the Sustainable Development of Tourism Department at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism

Jenna Jambeck

Professor, University of Georgia

Jenna Jambeck is a Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering at the University of Georgia, Lead of the Center for Circular Materials Management in the New Materials Institute, and a National Geographic Fellow

Megan Morikawa

Global Director of Sustainability Office, Iberostar

Megan Morikawa is the Global Sustainability Office Director at Iberostar where she leads the Wave of Change movement, an initiative based on three action lines: circular economy, responsible seafood consumption and coastal health

Karin Strand

Vice President of Expedition, Hurtigruten

Kevin Duffy

Founder, Winnow Ltd 

Sergio Guerreiro

Chairman, OECD Tourism Committee

Sergio Guerreiro is currently the Chairman of the OECD Tourism Committee and Chairman of the European Travel Commission’s Market Intelligence Group and represents Portugal at UNWTO, OECD, and European Travel Commission

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