Sustainability in the Meetings Industry

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Titel: Sustainability in the Meetings Industry
Forfatter: Lycy, Lise
Resume: Sustainability is a rather new concept. In 1987, the report “Our Common Future” was published and the concept sustainability was presented and came into focus worldwide as the report became a UN report also called the Bundtland Report, named after the commission’s chairwoman Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway. Sustainability was defined as “a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WCED, 1987, p.43). Since then the definition has been further developed include the sustainability of environment, economy and society (Weaver & Lawton, 2006). It has been related to different industries and with the introduction of Agenda 21 in the early 1990s, the tourism industry was encouraged to adopt codes of conduct and best practices for sustainability for the first time (Sloan et al., 2009, p.7). In tourism it resulted in the following: “Sustainability principles refer to the environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and a suitable balance must be established between these three dimensions to guarantee its long-term sustainability” (UNWTO definition in Sloan et al., 2009, p.4).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8715
Dato: 2013-06-10
Note: Paper presented at the 51th ICCA conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2012

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