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    Keeping the Environmental Policy Agenda Funded in Mexico / Mantener financiado el programa de política ambiental de México

    Friday, December 19th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    US$401 Million for Environmental Sustainability
    The World Bank (WB) Executive Board of Directors approved today a US$401 million loan to the Mexican government for the Environmental Sustainability Development Policy Project to compensate for a tight public sector budget during this trimester.
    This financing is in addition to the US$300.75 million loan approved last October […]

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    Making Belize Tourism More Sustainable?

    Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

    Temas Note: What I like about this loan is that it explicitly seeks to incorporate “sustainable tourism criteria” (hopefully the recently announced global criteria) into the master plan that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help the Government of Belize to develop, and it makes provisions for helping small businesses meet the costs of upgrading […]

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    IDB & The National Geographic Society Join Forces to Promote Sustainable Tourism

    Saturday, October 18th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB, The National Geographic Society to jointly promote sustainable tourism
    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and The National Geographic Society have joined efforts to promote initiatives aimed at developing sustainable tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and John Fahey, President of The National Geographic Society (NGS), […]

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    First Destination for UNEP’s Green Passport Program: Brazil

    Monday, October 13th, 2008

    The international community is about to launch a “Green Passport” program to promote “sustainable holidays,” and guess where the concept is being field tested first: a small colonial era town in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro (RJ) state, Paraty.
    The Green Passport is a project of the International Task Force on Sustainable Tourism Development (ITF-STD) created under […]

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    SEMARNAT: Respecting Environmental Laws Needn’t Harm Tourism

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

    Mexico’s Environment Minister, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, rejects the claims of some that tough enforcement of that country’s environmental laws and regulations is harming tourism there.  He argues that respecting environmental law and tourism development can go hand-in-hand in Mexico.
    Elvira Quesada points out that in the first 21 months of the Calderón Administration the Environment […]

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    Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria / Criterios Globales de Turismo Sostenible

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

    Temas Observation: I was favorably inclined toward this exercise because of the involvement of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Conservation Union (IUCN), Conservation International (CI) and secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), but was less impressed that Ted Turner endorsed it, still unsure what to think about the Rainforest Alliance‘s efforts […]

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    World Tourism Day Event in Lima Tackles Climate Change / Evento del Día Mundial del Turismo afronta el reto del cambio climático

    Saturday, October 4th, 2008

    From the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO):
    Tourism will Grow Smartly – World Tourism Day 2008 Think Tank
    Tourism growth must be pursued with increasing emphasis on ethics, local community involvement as well as reducing carbon emissions systematically. This is the main conclusion of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) Think Tank held on the theme ”Tourism Responding […]

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    US$300 Mil. to Help Mexico Improve Environmental Management in Key Sectors / US$300 para apoyar a México mejorar manejo ambiental en sectores claves

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    World Bank Supports Mexican Initiative to Improve Environmental Management in Key Sectors of the Economy
    US$300 Million to Develop Environmental Policies
    The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a loan for US$300.75 million to assist the Mexican government in its effort to better integrate sector policies in order to achieve a balance between […]

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    Nominate a LAC Candidate for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

    Saturday, September 20th, 2008

    The deadline for nominating candidates for these awards is 15 December. There are many worthy candidates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) — my friends at Barbados Free Press, for example, have suggested a worthy one in the hopes that such an award will help boost tourism on that island. I am not […]

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    Promoting Tourism in Brazil’s National Parks

    Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Environment Minister Carlos Minc recently announced a package of R$50 million to stimulate ecotourism in six federal conservation units (unidades de conservação federais – UCFs) with a view to investing in infrastructure (primarily visitor centers, belvederes and guided trails) and contracting concessions for visitors services (restaurants, guides, etc.).  Adventure tourism will also […]

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