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 include an award session for Sustainable Top 100 Destinations of 2020 who have the best Good Practice Stories, so make sure you do not miss out on this unique opportunity to join!

Check out our themes for GGDD20 conference below

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 stories that recognize good sustainability performance of the destination and helps to make tourism more profitable by building awareness on the negative impacts and hidden costs of tourism development.

Session date:

October 6 – 2:00-2:45 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

3PM – 4.30PM GMT+2 (CEST)

Single session Duration: 90 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations

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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: Turkey

Presenting:

A theoretical framework to measure the sustainability of coastal uses

Tuncay Kuleli

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

2PM – 3.30PM GMT+2 (CEST)

Single Session Duration: 90 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations

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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: Slokavia

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

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

4PM – 5.30PM GMT+2 (CEST)

 

Single Session Duration: 90 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations

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Speakers

Presenter: 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

2PM – 3.30PM GMT+2 (CEST) 

Session Duration: 90 minutes
Organiser: Green Destinations
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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: Rwanda and The Dominican
Republic of Congo

Greg Bakunzi

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

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 which provide insights into what the first steps towards sustainability look like and how to tell stories that are our future.

Session date:

October 8 2020 4.00 PM -4:45 PM 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 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT + 2 (CEST)

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: Rio Grande do Norte- Brazil

Presenting: Centro Cultural Trampolim da Vitória 

When: 

Giovani Rodrigues

THEME 4

Destination:  São Miguel do Gostoso- Brazil

Presentation: The Community-Based Tourism course

When: 

Janielle Linhares da Silva

THEME 6

Destination: Rio Grande do Norte State, 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.