Sustainable tourism debated

Costa Rica is host to a meeting of the International Working Group on Sustainable Tourism, which will mull environmentally friendly initiatives that could be adopted in tourism policies.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The 19-nation group is meeting outside of France for the first time. The task force was established as a follow-up to agreements at the World Conference on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002.
Its goal is to promote actions that changes in the habits of consumption and production to more sustainable practices.

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