Dominican Republic — a new tourism plan
Keen to act on the climate and biodiversity crisis, the Dominican Republic has collaborated with the UN Environment Programme to come up with a new, sustainable tourism plan. The plan includes measuring and reducing food waste, increasing energy efficiency, and promoting renewable energy.
Two years of research and data analysis has shaped the plan, resulting in a Roadmap for Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Accommodation in the Dominican Republic. The road map sets targets for the whole destination to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, reduce food waste by 50%, reduce non-renewable energy use by 25%, and eliminate single-use plastics by 2030. Encouragingly, 60% of hotels have already reduced single-use plastic containers by using refilling systems.
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