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[Ambassador report] Sustainable Development and its environment: part 1

by Nikolay Dagaev | 10-07-2019 18:04 Comments 12 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



In this report, I want to touch on the not - so-usual side of the SDG's impact on the environment: namely, the impact of tourism on the SDG's.

There is an opinion, that the ability to travel is a necessary condition for personal growth. Is it really? I think so. After all, travel gives us not only vivid impressions, emotions and recuperation, but also something much more: a complete reboot of their worldview, a change of mindset, habits and even character. 

Travel helps to discover what was hidden behind the grayness of everyday life, to expand your consciousness, to realize your dreams. In each trip we can make new friends, new friends, business partners. 
In the process of traveling, a person gets invaluable experience that develops into opportunities for development in each of the spheres of his life. We think differently. That's why through travel we grow, we leave on new level in their personal development. However, travel benefits not only personal growth and development, but also contributes to the well-being of the entire planet.

Modern tourism is the most important sector of the economy, accounting for 10% of world GDP and 7% of world trade.

Each year about 1.2 billion people travel and cross borders. Tourism has become a means of intercultural dialogue, social integration, peace and sustainable development.

Tourism development is specified in three SDG: promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (SDG 8); ensuring sustainable patterns of consumption and production patterns (SDG 12); to preserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (SDG 14).

In my opinion, tourism has the potential to contribute directly or indirectly to the achievement of all the SDGs, which I want to talk about in my essay.

Today, there is no doubt that the growth of tourism is of great economic importance for the least developed countries. According to experts, in about half of these countries, tourism accounts for more than 40% of GDP and is the most important source of foreign currency.

An example is the positive experience of Cape Verde. The country has been able to move from a least developed country to a top five African countries with the most effective management systems. Tourism has become a key driver of development for Rwanda, Kenya, Jamaica also.

The development of tourism provides an incentive for the development of other sectors of the economy: agriculture, food and processing industry, transport and infrastructure, construction, services, etc. (SDG 9). According to experts, one job in the main tourism sector creates approximately one and a half additional or indirect jobs in the tourism-related economy (SDG 8).

The ability of tourism to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, accumulate foreign exchange, improve infrastructure and contribute to environmental protection makes this industry an attractive means to fight poverty and eliminate hunger ( SDG 1, SDG 2).

In addition to the source of foreign exchange for destinations and job creation, the tourism sector has other positive direct and indirect impacts on the world economy, such as incentives for small, medium and micro-enterprise trade, income growth and entrepreneurship (especially in the service sector) (SDG 8). Tourist branch of economy is one of the world leaders in the creation of jobs and enables young people, women and migrant workers to quickly enter the labour market. Work in this area can provide significant benefits for the empowerment of women-workers. Employment in the tourism industry provides many women with an independent source of income (SDG 5).

Tourism development provides women, youth and disadvantaged groups with disabilities with a significant opportunity to become producers of tourism services (SDG 10).

To be continued...



12 Comments

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Rosa, hi! Very pleased with the feedback on my report from you. Of course, many countries receive substantial income from tourism, as well as environmental damage from it. We would like to see tourism as a bridge to the sustainable development goals.
    Good day!
    Nicholas
    Posted 24-07-2019 04:01

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Louis Mentor! Yes, I agree that at the moment tourism causes significant harm to the environment. Therefore, our common task is to achieve positive changes in this area. In particular, through education.
    Posted 24-07-2019 03:59

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Wonhee Mentor! The purpose of my report was precisely to draw attention to the potential of tourism in achieving the sustainable development goals. Thank you for your feedback!
    Posted 24-07-2019 03:56

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Nikolay

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Sustainable Development and its environment. Thanks for the first part, I am really looking forward for the second part

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-07-2019 01:50

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Nikolay,

    Thank you for report, and I agree to the points that you went over in the report. I also believe that tourism will have a bigger impact on SDGs as time goes by, but at the same time I am also worried that due to the tourism, more environment might be damaged due to the population movement. This is why I think raising people's awareness about environment is the key. I'm looking forward to your next report.

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 23-07-2019 01:58

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Nikolay,

    I read on your second report and it completely connects to this one. And I concur with you. In South Africa, tourism is the second highest income for the country. And including the SDGs will on strengthen one's country to better heights!

    Thank tou so much for reporting Nikolay! Keep up the good work!
    With gratitude
    Rosa Tiimuma Domingos
    Posted 22-07-2019 00:23

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Nikolay

    You're right. The impact of tourism on achieving SDGs is getting bigger and bigger. Tourism accounts for 10% of world GDP, which means promoting tourism has a great potential in stimulating the local economy. While unsustainable tourism is heavily criticized for the environmental damage it causes in some regions, I'm sure it can be used to promote culture awareness and help to preserve local culture and traditions as well. : )

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 17-07-2019 14:10

SANDIP PAUDEL

  • SANDIP PAUDEL says :
    Great report. thanks for sharing
    Posted 14-07-2019 03:48

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Rafa Mohammed! Thank you!
    Posted 13-07-2019 17:51

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Kushal! Namaste! Yeah, I'm doing great. I am currently in the United States for a youth exchange programme on the sdgs. Free time is sorely lacking, but on my return I will describe in detail my trip and share my knowledge!
    Posted 13-07-2019 17:50

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Nikolay

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Sustainable Development and its environment. Keep up with the great report. This is wonderful piece of work. I am really excited to read its second part.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 12-07-2019 00:49

Rafa Mohammed Ashique

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