Regulatory Framework for Low Carbon Tourism
Regulatory framework on low carbon tourism, environmental certification and greenhouse gasses emissions monitoring
The aim of this component is to cooperate with decision makers on revision and development of new legislation and strategic documents, which will support different, more environmentally and climate friendly tourism offer of the country. Introduction of the environmental certification schemes for accommodation capacities will benefit the quality improvement and introduce resource efficiency standards. The ecological certification schemes, or green day-to-day operations of tourism entrepreneurs, will result in higher profitability through:
- Lower energy consumption;
- Lower water consumption;
- Waste reduction;
- Reduction of overall impact on the environment;
- Stepping into the growing market of environmentally-conscious travelers.
The innovative approach will incorporate mandatory climate mitigation measures into new tourism development projects, programs and plans, as well as low carbon measures in spatial plans.
The project supports development of permanent GHG emissions monitoring in tourism sector, while Montenegro is one of the few global frontrunners on piloting climate mitigation requirements in the service sector. The emissions measurements are conducted based on the independent third-party verified methodology. The results will help decision makers as well as investors to join forces in combating climate change.