Blue Economy Investment and Sustainable Financing

Guide to good practices for sustainable tourism in marine-coastal ecosystems: Lodging business

<p>This guide presents detailed information about the marine coastal ecosystem and the environmental resources most used by tourism activity in the above-mentioned ecosystem. It analyzes the potential problems of tourism activity and recommends best management practices to improve company management. The implementation of these best practices allows businessmen to minimize the negative impacts on the environment and communities while maximizing the benefits of tourism activity in the natural and social environments discussed.</p>

Financing Protected Areas: Guidelines for Protected Area Managers

<p>These guidelines explore financing options for protected areas and provide advice and information on sustainable financing. Both public and private financing is needed to ensure provision of the private and public goods and services which protected areas provide. A step-by-step process is given which protected area managers can use to create business and financial plans tailored to the needs and strengths of their protected area.

Integrating Biodiversity into the Tourism Sector: Best Practice Guidelines Report Submitted to UNEP/UNDP/GEF/BPSP

<p>The goal of the BPSP thematic study has been to try to provide a guide to best practice in the integration of both fields: sustainable tourism and biodiversity planning and protection. This Report strives to integrate biodiversity into the tourism sector and also integrate sustainable tourism into biodiversity planning and protection. Both fields need to interact in a positive way.</p>

Making tourism more sustainable: a guide for policy makers

<p>The Guide presents a comprehensive set of instruments for governments, ranging from planning regulations to economic instruments and the application of certification and indicators, and it sets out 12 aims for sustainable tourism and their implications for policy, and describes the collaborative structures and strategies that are needed at a national and local level. It also identifies ways to influence the development and operation of tourism enterprises and the activities of tourists.

Financing Marine Conservation: A Menu of Options

<p>This guide describes over 30 mechanisms for financing the conservation of marine biodiversity, both within and outside of MPAs. Its main purpose is to familiarize conservation professionals i.e., the managers and staff of government conservation agencies, international donors, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with a menu of options for financing the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity.

Financing Integrated Coastal Management: Experiences in Mabini and Tingloy, Batangas, Philippines

<p>Integrated coastal management (ICM) is increasingly seen as an effective means to manage coastal resources around the world. In 1991 the passage of the Local Government Code in the Philippines devolved coastal management responsibilities to local governments. At the time of decentralization, coastal municipalities were largely unaware of the tasks associated with managing coastal resources. Additionally, many municipalities found the financial and technical support supplied by the central government to cover these additional responsibilities insufficient.

Valuing Recreational and Conservation Benefits of Coral Reefs - the Case of Bolinao, Philippines

<p>The recognition of recreational and conservation benefits of coral reefs globally provides a sound economic rationale for their management. The value of recreational and conservation benefits of coral reefs along the Lingayen Gulf, Bolinao, Philippines is evaluated using travel cost and contingent valuation methods, respectively. Empirical results generated consumer surplus valued at PhP10,463 (US$223) per person per annum or potential net annual revenues to the local economy worth PhP220.2 million (US$4.7 million) from an estimated 21,042 visitors to Bolinao in 2000.

Benchmarking Study on International Aquaculture Certification Programmes

<p>In this study, WWF has identified four main areas of concern which must be addressed by any certification programme aiming to influence the long-term sustainability of the aquaculture industry. These areas are: Environmental issues, social issues, animal welfare and health and standard development and verification procedures.</p>

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