Goa Roadmap For Tourism : G20 Summit
In a unanimous decision, G20 leaders recently endorsed the significance of the ‘Goa Roadmap for Tourism’ as a path towards achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs).
- The ‘Goa Roadmap’, an outcome of India’s G20 Tourism Track, is a blueprint for sustainable global tourism.
- It is aligned with the theme of India’s G20 Presidency and underscores the role of tourism in society, the economy, and environmental efforts.
- The roadmap focuses on five interconnected priorities. They are,
- green tourism;
- destination management;
- skills development;
- support for tourism micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs);
- These priorities have been endorsed by all G20 countries, emphasising their commitment to achieving sustainable, resilient, and inclusive tourism.
- India’s vision of ‘Travel for LiFE’ (Lifestyle for Environment) has been incorporated into the Goa roadmap.
- Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment )is an India-led global mass movement to nudge individual and community action to protect and preserve the environment.
- It was launched by the Indian Prime Minister at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021.
- The program hopes to “mobilise one billion Indians as well as people in other countriesto become individuals who practice sustainable lifestyles.
- It makes the fight against climate change democratic, in which everyone can contribute with their respective capacities.
- It emboldens the spirit of the P3 model, e., Pro Planet People.
- It functions on the basic principles of ‘Lifestyle of the planet, for the planet, and by the planet’.
- It aims to following a strategy for changing people’s collective approach towards sustainability,