Global registry of voluntary commitments & multi-stakeholder partnerships
DestiNet - Knowledge networking portal for sustainable & responsible tourism
Description/achievement of initiative is an independent portal which brings together the global community of people and organisations working for making tourism more sustainable. The portal leads you to helpful organisations and information sources, potential partners for exchange and collaboration, tools and good practice examples, sustainable tourism certification programmes and their certified products and services world wide.The Green Travel Maps on DestiNet bring destinations and certificates together, mapping eco-certified businesses and destinations, providing transparency on their green proofs, and supporting destinations in managing, monitoring and marketing their green offer. Pilot country is Germany. Interested destinations contact ECOTRANS.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Ecotrans network members, Sustainable Tourism certification programmes, Destinations
Updates to initiatives
Goal 8
8.4 - Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead
Goal 12
12.1 - Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
12.2 - By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
12.6 - Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
12.8 - By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
12.b - Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
Goal 15
Goal 17
17.6 - Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism
17.16 - Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
17.17 - Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Data, monitoring and accountability
Green Travel Map Germany
Other, please specify
certification programmes, destinations and marketing partners pay an annual fee or give donations
Staff / Technical expertise
ECOTRANS experts and external experts are involved as administrators, trainers, researchers and consultants
In-kind contribution
ECOTRANS receives financial contribution from EU and national funding programmes

This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Basic information
Time-frame: 01/2004 - January 2030
Ecotrans network members, Sustainable Tourism certification programmes, Destinations
Contact information
Herbert Hamele, President,
United Nations