GGDD20:

October 6-9 | Online conference

Welcome to GGDD20

The 5th. edition of the Global Green Destinations Days 2020 takes place from Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2020, wherever you are

GGDD is a yearly conference for connecting sustainability professionals, destinations, and tourism boards in order to support peer to peer learning and finding sustainable solutions for tourism destinations. Whether you are a tourism professional, researcher, or just curious we invite you to our free online GGDD conference with interactive live presentations, discussions, and workshop.

GGDD20 will open with unveiling the list of Sustainable Top 100 Destinations of 2020 who have engaged to become more future-proof and submitted their Good Practice Stories on how to do that. 

Session recordings & downloads

Session 1: Opening and Top 100 presentation

Session 2: Certification To Support Destination Recovery

Recording Session 2

Presentations will be made available here as/if they are provided by presenters

  • Rod Hillman: Rebuilding from a crisis
  • Penny Spoelder: Does size really matter?
  • Danica Banjevic: The Case of Tivat
  • Prof. Tuncay Kuleli: A theoretical framework to measure the sustainability of coastal uses

Presentations will be made available here as/if they are provided by presenters

Recording session 1 & 2

Session 1: Redefining Tourism Success

  • Masaru Takayama: Motivating Governments to become Green Destinations
  • Joanne Chang: A Case Study of Sun Moon Lake
  • Susan Santos de Cardenas: Rebuilding Tourism in a More Sustainable Way
  • Luca D’Angelo: Dolomiti Paganella Future Lab
  • Blanka Kovacic: The pure power of nature

Session 1: Redefining Tourism Success

  • Dağhan Mehmet Yazıcı: Zero Waste Blue
  • Ayyoub Salameh: Tackling Waste Management on North Island
  • Riine Rander: A Case Study of Saaremaa
  • Bev Thornton: Partnerships, Innovation and Green Economy Reducing Climate Impact

Session 1: Beyond Tourism's Dependency

  • Magdalena A.K. Muir: Utilizing GSTC and GD Criteria to achieve Sustainable Development During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Felipe Omar Vera Soto: The Experience of Natales And Futaleufu In Chilean Patagonia
  • Anja Sedevčič: Tree for Cerje (Drevo za Cerje)
  • Romana Purkart: Saving Lake Bled
  • Greg Bakunzi: Rwanda – A Case Study

Session 2: Workshop Storytelling | The Future of Tourism Coalition

  • JoAnna Haugen: workshop “What’s your story?”
  • Kim du Toit: The Future of Tourism Coalition

Themes

GD’s President Albert Salman will open the conference and reflect on the future of tourism in times of Covid19 and the role of Green Destinations.

Top 100 Ceremony

At GGDD20 we celebrate the Sustainable Top 100 Destinations of 2020, recognising their efforts and steps towards sustainability helping to make tourism more profitable for all stakeholders by building awareness on the negative impacts and hidden costs of tourism development.

Session date:

October 6 – 14h00 – 14h45 GMT +2 (CEST)

Organiser: Green Destinations

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Theme 2 Certification to support destination recovery GGDD20

Certification To Support Destination Recovery

This session will discuss how destinations manage broad stakeholder cooperation, stick to their sustainable values in times of crisis and how we measure sustainability with the help of destination certification programs.

Session date:

6 October,  2020

15h00 – 16h30 GMT+2 (CEST)

Single session Duration: 90 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations
Host: Ahmet Aras, Mayor of Bodrum, Turkey

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Speakers

Destination: Tivat, Montenegro

Presentation: The Case of Tivat

Danica Banjevic

Destination: Australia

Presenting: Rebuilding from a crisis

Rod Hilman

Destination: Niue

Presenting:

Does size really matter? The journey of the world’s smallest independent nation toward sustainable tourism 

Penny Spoelder

Session Description:

It is time to rethink the way we want to go forward in dealing better with the social and environmental pressures that is why this session will include insights on topics such as quality of travel, local jobs and income, emissions and pollution, clean products and services in times of a pandemic. The crisis coming with COVID-19 highlights the fragility and the unsustainability of the sector: in this session, we show there is no way back but forward.

Session date:

7 October, 2020

14h00 – 15h30 GMT+2 (CEST)

Single Session Duration: 90 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations
Host: Pekka Alhojarvi, Chairman and CEO, Finland

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Speakers

Destination: Philippines

Presenting:

Rebuilding Tourism in a More Sustainable Way- Make Your Tourism Recovery Green

Susan Santos de Cardenas

Destination: Slovenia

Presentation:

The pure power of nature

Blanka Kovačič

Destination: Japan

Presentation:

Motivating Government of all sizes to become Green Destinations – Japan’s cases

Masaru Takayama

Destination: Trentino, Italy

Presentation: Dolomiti Paganella Future Lab

Luca D'Angelo

Destination: Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

Presentation:

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Joanne Chang

Theme 1 Reducing our climate impact GGDD20

Reducing our climate impact:

Join the discussion on how to reduce climate impacts by marketing strategies aimed at domestic or regional tourism; reducing waste, creating space for hiking and biking; managing environmental crisis and a lot more.

Session date:

October 7, 2020

16h00 – 17h30 GMT+2 (CEST)

 

Single Session Duration: 90 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations
Host: Gabriel Minas Amaya, Strategic Development of Tourism, Ecuador

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Speakers

Presenter:

Daghan Mehmet Yazici

TURMEPA
Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association.

Presenting: Zero Waste Blue

Dağhan Mehmet Yazıcı

Destination: North Island, Seychelles

Presenting:

Tackling Waste Management on North Island

Ayyoub Salameh

Destination: Saaremaa, Estonia

Presenting: 

A Case Study of Saaremaa

Riine Rander

Destination: Alberta Canada

Presenting: Partnerships, Innovation and Green Economy Reducing Climate Impact: local action with a global impact

Bev Thornton

Session Description:

COVID-19 is not expected to disappear, so destinations will have to adapt to the new reality. Learn about the newest innovations, traditions and tourism products adapting to a new normal, hereunder cooperating with governmental restrictions balancing the local communities and visitors. The overarching question will dig into what to do when the tourism product, the destination or its natural attributes, is changed.

Session date:

8 October, 2020

14h00 – 15h30 GMT+2 (CEST) 

Session Duration: 90 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations
Host: Katja Haase, Marketing Manager, Namibia

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Speakers

Destination: Miren Kras, Slovenia

Presenting:

Tree for Cerje (Drevo za Cerje)

Anja Sedevčič

Destination: Slovenia

Presentation: Saving Lake Bled

Romana Purkart

Destination: Caribbean-Pacific Islands-Remote Arctic Coasts

Presenting: Utilizing Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria and Green Destinations Standards to Achieve Sustainable Development for Caribbean and Pacific Islands During COVID-19 Pandemic

Magdalena A.K. Muir

 Destination: Futaleufú, Chilean Patagonia

Presentation: The Experience of Natales And Futaleufu In Chilean Patagonia

Felipe Vera Soto

Destination: Rwanda and The Democratic
Republic of Congo

Greg Bakunzi

Workshop

Many destinations that have been suffering from disruptive over-tourism are hoping for visitors to return, but in controlled and much smaller numbers to reduce the risk of a second wave. Therefore, we offer one workshop that provides insights into what the first steps towards sustainability look like and how to tell stories that shape our future.

Session date:

October 8 2020 16h00 -16h45 GMT + 2 (CEST) 

Organiser: Green Destinations

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Speaker

What’s Your Story?

Workshop on  storytelling

JoAnna Haugen

Themes GGDD20

Session Description:

For the first time at GGDD, we will host a session including presentations and discussions in Portuguese. More languages presented at GGDD is the way forward and we are excited to welcome all of our Portuguese speaking presenters this year. This double session will include presentations on cultural heritage, community involvement, protection of natural sites and new innovative management strategies in times of the pandemic.

Pela primeira vez nos GGDD, iremos acolher uma sessão que incluirá apresentações e discussões em Português. O futuro passa por ter mais idiomas presentes nos GGDD e estamos muito entusiasmados para acolher todos os oradores de Língua Portuguesa na edição deste ano. Esta sessão dupla irá incluir apresentações sobre património cultural, envolvimento das comunidades locais, proteção de espaços naturais e, ainda, estratégias de gestão inovadoras em tempos de pandemia.

Session date:

October 9, 2020 

16h00 – 18h30 GMT + 2 (The Netherlands)

15h00 – 17h30 GMT + 1 (Portugal)

11h00 AM – 13h30 PM UTC-03  (Brazil) 

Session Duration: 120 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations

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Speakers

THEME 1

Destination: Rolante – Rio Grande do Sul

Presenting: Rolante Cycling Tourism

When:

Diuly Cristina Mähler

Azores DMO

Destination: Azores, Portugal

Presentation:

Reducing Climate Impact: local action with a global impact

When:

Andreia Melo Carreiro

THEME 4

Destination:Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Presenting: Centro Cultural Trampolim da Vitória 

When: 

Giovani Rodrigues

THEME 4

Destination:São Miguel do Gostoso/ Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Presentation: The Community-Based Tourism course

When: 

Janielle Linhares da Silva

THEME 6

Destination:Tibau do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Presenting: Ecological Sanctuary of Pipa

When: 

Elizabeth Susana Bauchwitz

A panel of experts

This year’s event will bring together online selected destination leaders representing globally important tourism destinations. A unique opportunity to learn from specialists in the field, peer-to-peer learning, and to discover practical tools and solutions in sustainability issues.