What opportunities for better management of coastal & marine tourism based on inclusive, participatory and long-term environmental policies and strategies?

Under the framework of the Blue Tourism Project, eco-union has recently published two reports on Sustainable Blue Tourism in the Mediterranean. They are part of a global initiative aiming to improve the Governance of Coastal and Marine Tourism around the World Regional Seas, launched by eco-union and IDDRI (Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations) in 2019, with the support of the French Environment Agency (ADEME) and the French Fund for Environment (FFEM).

The present reports are an extension of the flagship report Towards a Sustainable Blue Tourism published in 2019, which provided an exhaustive assessment of the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Coastal and Maritime tourism around the world.

This report explores the current state of play of coastal and marine tourism in the Mediterranean region, reviews the socioeconomic impact related to COVD-19 pandemic and highlights opportunities for a better management of coastal and marine tourism based on inclusive, participatory and long-term environmental policies and strategies.

Focusing on the Mediterranean Sea, this report highlights the opportunities to apply the Ecosystem (based) Approach (EcAp or EBA2) for a better environmental management of coastal and marine tourism.