12-13 October, Paris, France

This meeting was part of UN Environment’s work on the private sector to facilitate the application of science-based information in a business context, highlight the use of multi-stakeholder dialogue and interviews in tourism value chains. It was co-organized by the Life Cycle Initiative, the Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10YFP and the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change (ESCI-UPF) and with support of the French Government. During the two-day meeting, the group developed a draft consultation document, selecting key monitoring indicators and targets for the tourism sector that reflect the requirements of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement. It helps to reach international consensus on environmental indicators that could be relevant to the sector in current practice, to explore common issues and challenges and to identify key indicators based on life cycle/hotspots approaches.