How Circular Practices in Tourism Contribute to Advancing Food Sustainability in ASEAN?

Publication date: 15 March 2024

On March 14, the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) program team participated in a webinar: "The Role of Tourism in Advancing Food Sustainability in ASEAN through Circular Practices".  The ESD Program implementing “Resource Efficiency in Agri-Food Production and Processing” (REAP) project funded by the EU SWITCH-Asia Programme.

The webinar was organized by ASEAN Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ACESP) together with EU SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component.

The main objective of the webinar is to highlight how tourism can be a catalyst for transforming food systems by promoting resilience and circularity. The webinar also aims to highlight the critical role of tourism in promoting resilient, equitable and ecologically sustainable food systems.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars, hosted by the ACESP, co-hosted by the EU SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component, is strategically designed to foster the adoption of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices in the context of the Circular Economy (CE) across the ASEAN region. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive approach addressing both supply and demand aspects and bringing together diverse stakeholders, these webinars intend to raise awareness, promote understanding, and facilitate an inclusive dialogue on making the circular economy a tangible reality in the ASEAN region. Thereby, the series aims to strengthen networks and knowledge exchanges among institutions working towards shared sustainability goals.

The REAP project is implemented by an international consortium under financial support of the European Union. The consortium comprises the National Association of Small and Medium Businesses of Tajikistan (NAMSB), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (CCIUz), the German Consulting Office adelphi, the Association for the Promotion of Recycling and Environmental Protection in Austria (AREC), STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society (STENUM Asia), and the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The consortium is led by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).

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