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37 THE TOURISM SECTOR AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS What are the sustainable development goals? Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts The tourism sector is a key actor in the fight against climate change, since it generates around 5% of the total CO2 released to the atmosphere. In addition, tourism involves the transformation of environments and natural resources and excessive use of fossil fuels. It is imperative to ensure the sustainability of the sector by securing its commitment to environmental protection in order to mitigate negative effects on people and tourism destinations. Companies of the sector can participate in the fight against climate change by reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy and creating alliances to combat climate change. These measures are especially relevant for the transport and hotel industries. Our management model has always been based on the practice of Responsible Tourism Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Tourism plays an important role in safeguarding oceans, seas and marine resources, especially in coastal or insular areas, where the sector is the foundation of the economy, as well as in relation to maritime tourism. The sector should promote the integrated management of coastal zones in order to help conserve and preserve marine ecosystems and serve as a vehicle for promoting the blue economy. Companies operating in the coastal and maritime tourism sector can help prevent and reduce marine pollution and use marine resources sustainably in their activities. In addition, responsible operations can result in economic benefits for destination sites, especially in underdeveloped coastal or island areas. José Luque CEO Fuerte Hoteles Read more


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