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ESTC 2011 Presentation by Glenn Jampol, Costa Rica Climate-Friendly Destination

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Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) (http://www.ecotourismconference.org/) presentation by Glenn Jampol, President, CANAECO, presented in September 2011. Organized by The …

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) (http://www.ecotourismconference.org/) presentation by Glenn Jampol, President, CANAECO, presented in September 2011. Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (http://www.ecotourism.org), the ESTC is a unique annual conference providing practical solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry.

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  • 1. This presentation was presented at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2011 (ESTC 2011), held in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, from September 19th-21st. Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the ESTC is a unique annual conference providing practical solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry.
    Learn more about the ESTC: http://www.ecotourismconference.org
    ESTC on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ESTC_Tourism
    ESTC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ESTC.Tourism
    The International Ecotourism Society | web www.ecotourism.orgemail info@ecotourism.org | tel +1 202 506 5033
  • 2. ~CANAECO~
    Climate Conscious Travelers
  • 3.
  • 4. Costa Rica busca reducir emisiones de CO2 causadas por vuelos internacionales
    02/11/2010
    San José | Efe - Costa Rica pretende reducir en 2011 al menos en 20% las emisiones de carbono causadas por los vuelos que llegan al país, afirmó a Efe el presidente de la Cámara Nacional de Ecoturismo (CANAECO), Glenn Jampol, en el marco de la Conferencia P3 (Planeta, Personas, Paz).
    La iniciativa, que tiene por nombre "Viajeros con conciencia climática", comenzará a funcionar a principios de 2011 y se extenderá por al menos 10 años, en los que se busca "mitigar la tremenda huella de carbono que dejamos en el ambiente por nuestros vuelos internacionales", señaló Jampol.
    Para llevar a cabo el plan, CANAECO contará con la colaboración del Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento Forestal (Fonafifo), que realizará una reforestación de bosques y plantaciones a cambio de un pago voluntario. Este pago voluntario lo realizarán aquellos "hoteles y empresas con conciencia ambiental que operan en Costa Rica", ya que cerca del 90% de las emisiones que se realizan por la llegada de turistas tiene como origen el vuelo, explicó Jampol.
    La cámara impulsará además, como parte de la conferencia P3, un plan de incentivos económicos para el desarrollo de proyectos turísticos. Esta conferencia reúne desde hasta este miércoles a 25 expertos y 200 participantes de países de América, África y Europa que intercambiarán sus experiencias y debatirán acerca del desarrollo del ecoturismo y turismo sostenible.
    El turismo en Costa Rica es un sector que mueve anualmente cerca de 2.000 millones de dólares y genera
    más de medio millón de empleos directos e indirectos en un país donde la población es de 4,5 millones
    de personas. Además, cerca de dos millones de turistas visitan anualmente este país centro-
    americano, que alberga el 4,5% de la biodiversidad del planeta en cerca de 51.000 hectáreas de
    bosques.
  • 5. Climate Conscious Traveler (VCC)…
    What Is It?
    • Climate Conscious Travelers (VCC) is a program developed by CANAECO that seeks to compensate the CO2 emissions created by international flights from tourists who visit Costa Rica and for the Costa Rican citizens who fly abroad.
    • 6. The compensation will be accomplished through an official agreement made in 2009 with FONAFIFO (The National Financial Forestry Fund).
    • 7. Many from the tourism sector as well as individuals who wish to directly compensate their CO2 emissions from their flight can participate in the program.
    • 8. Thecostis $5.00 per ton.
  • WHY?
    • World tourism generates about 5% of all of the carbon dioxide emissions of which 2% are generated by airline transportation.
    5%
    40%
    • 40% of the international tourism travel are made via airplane
    • 9. In Costa Rica, the CO 2 emissions from International flights add 46% to the national carbon footprint as these are not considered in the National inventories.
    2%
    • VCC is a Costa Rican program which supports the carbon neutrality initiative for the year 2021 and the National Strategy For Climate Change (ENCC)
    2021
  • 10. Costa Rica’s Carbon Footprint The National Meteorological Institute Inventories For Emissions By Sector In 2005 (In Thousands Of Tons )
  • 11. The Objective
    • To compensate the carbon dioxide emissions generated by international flights from tourists that visit Costa Rica
    The Goal
    • To compensate 20% of the emissions generated by all of the flights to and from Costa Rica, using the base year 2007 as a reference.
  • Emissions from Flights 2007 Vs.Carbon Footprint – Costa Rica 2005
  • 12. CANAECO-FONAFIFO Alliance
    FONAFIFO
    Clean Flight
    CANAECO VCC
    TwoModels:
    Promotion
    Reforestation with primarily native species
    Coordination of tourism sector and FONAFIFO
    Projects for the protection of forests, avoided deforestation (REDD+) in buffer zones and replenished aquifers close to highly visited national parks.
    Compensation paperwork
    Control
  • 13. How are the compensation costs managed?
    • The company can compensate its carbon emissions choosing among various ways in order to pay the corresponding costs
    • 14. Directly assume the total cost.
    • 15. Charge its clients.
    • 16. Share the costs with its clients or if desired, with a wholesaler and include a third party (hotel, travel agency)
    • 17. The affiliation in the program is voluntary and free and the associated companies can participate through two models: Member or Partner.
  • All Commercial Air Routes
  • 18. Categorías
  • 19. Emissions
    Particpants and their function
    Flight in
    CANAECO
    Company
    FONAFIFO
    VCC Afiliation
    Induction of the
    company
    Requisition from
    CANAECO
    Forward the
    compensation request
    To FONAFIFO
    Calculation of emissions,
    costs and design
    of the certificate
    Sign agreement
    VCC
    Compensation
    request
    Send the details
    and company receipt
    Sending of the details
    and receipt to CANAECO.
    Register the
    information
    form on line
    Receipt of the money
    and payment to
    FONAFIFO
    retaining $1 per ton.
    Receipt of the funds by
    CANAECO.
    Compensation
    payment
    Sending the certificates
    to CANAECO.
    Sending the receipt and
    certificates to the
    company.
    Flight out
  • 20. Why Concentrate Only on Forests?
    100% Of Costa Rica’s Electricity Is
    Generated From Clean Energy
  • 21. VCC Strengths
    • Originated in Costa Rica for the compensation of emissions generated by the international flights in the tourism industry.
    • 22. It offers help in resolving the international concern for compensation of emissions while helping to reduce the negative affect of climate change
    • 23. It is voluntary with free affiliation; the interested party can become either a member or a partner.
    • 24. It has the same cost of compensation of emissions as does direct compensation via FONAFIFO, but with the benefit of aiding CANAECO to lead the tourism sector in this realm.
    • 25. Foments initiatives of reforestation with only using native species (and Teak as the only exotic species) for carbon sequestration and for the protection of the primary forests for retaining the carbon in the country.
  • VCC Strengths
    • Economically recognizes the Environmental Services Program which is tied to the protection of the forests in the poorest rural areas.
    • 26. It has the backing of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and can be used as positive evidence in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)
    • 27. Through the VCC, CANAECO becomes the first strategic partner of FONAFIFO in the tourism sector that supports avoided deforestation projects.
    • 28. Through the VCC, CANAECO supports the national initiatives such as the National Strategy for Climate Change and the Costa Rican program for C-Neutrality for 2021 and is a differentiating element for the country as a responsible tourism destination.
  • How can this benefit your company?
  • 29. How can this benefit your company?
  • 30.
  • 31.
  • 32. JOIN NOW!
    Climate Conscious Travelers
    vcc@canaeco.org
    www.canaeco.org
    www.facebook.com/canaeco

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