Conference on territorial development and touristic transition in the Mediterranean region
14 June 2016

On June 1st and 2nd in Marrakech forwards the COP 22 and for the 10th anniversary of Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technologies, took place a conference which gathered backers and public organisations to exchange on touristic ethical project and practices.

The Mediterranean basin has to face its changing environment under the pressure of the climate change, the demographic evolution and the exhaustion of natural resources, population rise on both side and the influence of an inappropriate mass tourism while the demand of ethical destinations and a sustainable development of the territories is growing.


MEDENER is partner of this labialised COP 22 event, and supports the DEFIMED’s actions (Association of Mediterranean tourism actor) to promote tools to guide the hotel sector through an energy and touristic transition. DEFISMED presented his Mediterranean actors and institutional network and expressed its will to take action in the tourism field. Concretes actions now have to be built to help and encourage the regions to take action for the climate.

During the conference different tools have been explained, Ecolabeltoolbox and the European Ecolabel,  and thus highlighted the possible synergies between different stakeholders.

The main goals of the conference was to share and give answers on how to involve professionals and those who worked in “mass tourism” in the energy transition, how to persuade tourists to consume in a more sustainable way and also which financing on the carbon approach.

 Two Side Event are planned on the sustainable tourism theme at the COP 22 in November.

Useful documents
Download Programme (7 mo, PDF)