Based on the implementation of the 2 Seas Interreg FACET project, a Six-step Strategic Framework for local authorities has been developed. It is an experience-based guidance framework to inform other local authorities within the 2 Seas region and beyond about how they can enhance their support for a circular economy in their coastal tourism destinations.
The purpose of this whitepaper
This white paper proposes a guidance framework for the local authorities operating in coastal destinations in the 2 Seas region and elsewhere to support the tourism sector – and especially small-medium enterprises - in adopting circular economy solutions. In the white paper, a Six-step Strategic Framework for local authorities is recommended which was developed from experience gained throughout the FACET project and stakeholder consultations. The Six-step Strategic Framework seeks to guide local authorities in creating a conducive environment for tourism entrepreneurs to adopt circular economy practices.
Structure and goal of the tool
This white paper firstly introduces the concept of the circular economy and summarises the policy landscape of the 2 Seas region, and then outlines its relevance for the tourism sector – and coastal tourism destinations - of shifting from linear to circular practices. Secondly, this white paper, introduces the Circular Economy Ladder for Tourism Entrepreneurs developed during the FACET project with a summary of the obstacles faced by tourism entrepreneurs seeking to adopt a circular economy approach. Thirdly, to presents the Six-step Strategic Framework – step-by-step – supported by practical examples of circular tourism best practice cases from the FACET project and elsewhere. It is an experience-based guidance framework to inform other local authorities within the 2 Seas region and beyond about how they can enhance their support for a circular economy in their coastal tourism destinations.
Below, a brief summary is given in English, Dutch and French of the key insights from the white paper. You can download the full version at the top of this page.
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- Summary white paper 1 (Dutch), FACET, 30 augustus 2022.
- Summary white paper 1 (English), FACET, 30 augustus 2022.
- Summary white paper 1 (French), FACET, 30 augustus 2022.