ZCR for Sustainable Tourism

Zero Carbon Resorts towards Sustainable Development of the Tourism Sector in the Philippines and Thailand

Tourism is receiving increased attention as a development option in developing countries. However, with the vulnerability of developing countries to climate change, it is inevitable to take this issue into serious consideration. Building upon the achievements of the previous SWITCH-Asia project 'Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR)', this project envisages going to the next level of energy efficiency towards a carbon neutral operation. With a clear focus on access to finance and match with Green Hotel Label certification as incentive, cross country exchange of best practices will be facilitated.

The Project aims to contribute to sustainable development of the tourism sector and its value chain in the Philippines and Thailand with a focus on reduction of resource consumption and CO2 emissions. It targets a critical mass of SMEs demonstrating the value of green tourism by increasing resource efficiency and using renewable resources.

Duration: 5/2014 - 5/2018

Total budget: EUR 2,286,283 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact

Mr. Robert Wimmer

Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10
Vienna
Austria

rw@grat.at, zcr@grat.at

Center for Appropriate Technology (GrAT) Center for Appropriate Technology (GrAT)
GrAT is the lead partner and responsible for the overall project management and implementation; content management and technical expertise on appropriate technologies and sustainable building.
Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD)
PCSD is a project partner. PCSD provides policy support and contributes to project sustainability in Palawan.
Green Leaf Foundation (GLF) Green Leaf Foundation (GLF)
As a project partner, GLF contributes in adjusting project strategies to local contexts and provides links to hotels to integrate criteria from the ZCR concept.
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas  (CIEMAT) Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)
CIEMAT is a project partner and responsible for providing technical expertise on energy and water treatment; provides trainings; assists in the local design, implementation and evaluation of green technologies.
Healthy Public Policy Foundation (HPPF) Healthy Public Policy Foundation (HPPF)
HPPF is a project partner and responsible for knowledge and network managements, capacity strengthening activities, and policy initiatives.