It’s time to change the world

f5a5c719a0f9b80a2e6100f134c631b9_XLIn September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 development Agenda titled Transforming our world’.  This means leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development “#SDGs” could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.

All tourism businesses, no matter where, what type or size, can be part of making a better future.  

In our series of SDG posts,  we share examples of African tourism businesses that already do. Share your examples with us  – in the comment box below, or on the Better Tourism Africa Facebook page.

And help us spread the good news as far as possible.

2 Comments on “It’s time to change the world

  1. Actually it’s not quite as beautifully simple as that.
    The goals are for meaurable accountable delivery so the 17 have 169 targets and 304 indicators. They are being developed in detail by a wide range of bodie inside and outside the UN Family.
    One of the Goals (Number 13) is climate but that one is also covered by the Paris Agreement that will help move us towards a temperature stabilization by 2050 that will avoid the extremes of climate change. Climate is existential so we don’t have any options but to fix it.
    ALL Travelism companies (Travel and Tourism) will have to get on board and it will mean measurement of impacts in all the above areas and adaptation.
    Sorry to be painul but posting what people think is needed will more likely end up as a weak marketing focused response
    Geoff Lipman

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    • Hi Geoff. Apologies, we missed this comment made a long time ago. We agree that all Travelism players pulling together to reach targets is sorely needed. We’re all for measurement of impact. However, we also know that many tourism businesses are simply daunted by the scale of the problem and the weight of the responsibility – therefore, they do nothing. If we can show and recognise that others are taking action – also those setting tough targets for themselves – more businesses will be inspired to be part of the solution. We see that happening on the ground. Also bear in mind that some tourism businesses have no idea what the GlobalGoals are and how they can be involved. Raising awareness is essential – and part of the intent of the series.


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