Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The International Ecotourism Society news

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The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is pleased to announce the Call for Speakers for ESTC16
The theme of the ESTC2016 will be “The Future We Want: Effecting Positive Change through Ecotourism,” which coalesces with the United Nation’s goals for future sustainable development.   We will accept papers focused on case studies, best practices (including implementation strategies), and initiatives/practices that have positively contributed to sustainability in tourism. Research that demonstrates the ability to effect positive change will also be welcome!

Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger
•Poverty eradication

•Ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture

Ensuring Health and a Sense of Well-being for all Individuals
•Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls

•Making certain that individuals of all ages have healthy lives and a sense of well-being

Conserving, Protecting, & Sustaining Ecosystems, Places, and Cultures
•Conserving and sustainably using our oceans, seas and marine resources

•Protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, forests

•Combating desertification, and halting and reversing land degradation and biodiversity loss

•Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns

Enhancing Fair and Equal Access to Education
•Guaranteeing inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting life-long learning opportunities

Maximizing Local Economic Benefits while Enhancing Sustainable Infrastructure Development
•Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation, actions against climate change, andaccess to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy

•Promoting sustained economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work

•Building a resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, fostering innovation,and making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.