We are dedicated to the protection and conservation of Montenegro's biodiversity. We are passionate about our 'wild beauty' landscape, and our focus is on helping the country’s transition towards carbon neutral travel & tourism.
Visit Montenegro and enjoy an inspiring getaway at some of Montenegro’s most spectacular beaches, national parks, lakes, rivers and mountains. Walk, ride, swim or ski across changing landscapes, wander through are traditional coastal villages and enjoy wild beauty experience of our nature. Indulge in local delicacies, taste local brews and fine wines, and delve into the Montenegro's rich history and ancient heritage.
Our beautiful and inspiring video Montenegro for a Greener World, reminds us what we aim to protect through the Towards Carbon Neutral Tourism Project in Montenegro, which is GEF financed.
Montenegro is taking up the road towards carbon neutrality in tourism, and is eager to become regarded not just as a vacation destination but as an interactive sensory experience.
Carbon neutral tourism is a newly developing branch of tourism, appealing to those tourists seeking to minimize the carbon footprint of their travel. Because of its diverse geography - mountains, coastlines, lowlands, rivers and lakes - Montenegro could immensely benefit from this emerging trend. Environmentally conscious tourists are drawn to locations offering natural wild beauty experiences.
UNDP and the Ministry for Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, are leading the way in implementing the innovative project Towards Carbon Neutral Tourism in Montenegro, financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The project is dedicated to promoting carbon neutral tourism development through fostering sustainability and encouraging innovation in business. The approach engages partners from industry, government and other broader community and will identify and prioritize innovation opportunities, by explaining interrelationships of tourism and climate change from a mitigation perspective.
LOW Carbon Montenegro Movement
Through Friends of Low Carbon Montenegro we have created a voluntary carbon footprint reduction program that helps to rebuild the natural environment and ecosystem. Our tourism projects also deliver added sustainable impacts to local communities and the environment, such as job creation, health and well-being improvements and protection of biodiversity.
Reduce your carbon footprint. Compensate what you can’t reduce.
That’s the project’s motto. Everyone has a responsibility to reduce their individual carbon footprint, and there are lots of ways to do so. We encourage everyone to rethink their lifestyle decisions and find opportunities to reduce their climate impact.
What's My Carbon Footprint?
Your daily energy use has an impact on the environment.
We all produce surprisingly high emissions of CO2 in everyday life thus contributing to climate change. Our daily activities —when driving a car, heating a house, watching TV, cooking, working, or flying cause CO2 and other emissions.
There are many things each of us, can do to reduce our carbon footprint by slightly changing our daily habits - including reducing our energy consumption, choosing to travel in s sustainable way, and being conscious of what we purchase. Calculate your carbon footprint here.
Lower your impact, start today!
When people hear of carbon neutrality, often the first thoughts that come to mind are some brainstorming physics phenomena, cigarettes, expensive cars, solar panels, etc. But, in fact, the opposite is true. There are many simple ways how each of us can reduce our impact on the environment at no cost, hence many of the things that we can do will actually save us money.
There are several ways to lover our environmental impact: Read more
- Take public transport, bike or walk whenever possible;
- Drive cars efficiently: STOP IDLING!
- Use air conditioner only when necessary;
- Install an energy efficient showerhead-it saves water and energy costs;
- Avoid running washing machines and dishwashers only half-filled;
- Fix dripping taps;
- Switch TV’s off when you are not watching;
- Switch computers and other equipment when they are not in use;
- Buy energy efficient equipment;
- Install energy-efficient lighting;
- Buy local food whenever possible;
- Recycle waste.
The tourism industry- hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, and travel industry largely begin to realize that they need to reduce their CO2 emissions. If companies measure their carbon footprint and start reducing it where possible, then offsetting remaining emissions, they can:
- Substantially increase their profits;
- Increase their market share;
- Improve customer loyalty and attract new environmentally conscious customers;
- Differentiate their brand.
‘Turn it off’ Anti-idling-campaign
We have launched the “Turn It Off” campaign in Montenegro to raise awareness about the negative consequences of idling and educate drivers on how a small change to a daily driving habit can make a big impact. Our campaign asks drivers to turn off their vehicle when they’ll be idle for more than 30 seconds.
Unnecessary engine idling affects our health, pollutes the air, wastes fuel and money, and causes wear and tear to engines.
That’s right — letting your car idle for 30 seconds wastes more fuel than restarting the car. In fact, you lose money every day from idling your cars.
Did you know that an idling car releases as much pollution as one that is driving? A vehicle pollution has been linked to asthma, allergies and other lung related diseases, heart disease, increased risk of infections and many other health problems. Stop idling now, respect the Nature! Respect Life!
Our campaign is an important step towards healthier living as it will improve air quality and public health by reducing emissions from idling vehicles, buses and trucks. Montenegrin residents, drivers, tourists and especially schoolchildren will benefit immensely from this initiative.
Avoiding idling is a simple daily behavioral change YOU can make to have a big impact.
There is a growing awareness of these environmental problems within the tourism industry and amongst tourists as responsible consumers about tourism’s carbon footprint. Carbon neutral tourism is a newly developing branch of tourism, appealing to those tourists seeking to minimize the carbon footprint of their travel. Because of its diverse geography - mountains, coastlines, lowlands, rivers and lakes - Montenegro could immensely benefit from this emerging trend.
Survey on low-carbon tourism in Montenegro was conducted in 2015 with the to show the existing low carbon tourism offer, products and services of Montenegrin tourism, or the existence of services that can be classified as ,, low carbon tourism services " in the area of accommodation and travel. The survey results also reflect perceptions / willingness of tourists to use this type of service.