Indonesia is committed to providing sustainable tourism throughout the archipelago. This was clearly evident at the recent Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) forum in Bali, where Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno signed a landmark roadmap for low-carbon tourism.
Developed as part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Climate Promise project, the document provides a framework for more than 120 countries, helping them improve practices and reach the climate targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.
“The roadmap’s development aims to formulate a strategic plan,” said Sandiaga in a recent press release quoted in the Jakarta Post. “Especially in efforts to achieve energy-use efficiency and reduce waste generated from the tourism industry,” he added.
With its emphasis on travel between destinations and air conditioned accommodation, the tourism industry is known for its harmful emissions and excessive energy use. To be more sustainable in both these areas, the roadmap will focus on raising standards in hotel accommodation, while also lowering emissions associated with tourist attractions and tour and travel services.
In a recent interview with Bisnis.com, Sandiaga confirmed the Government of Indonesia (GOI) will initiate these tourism decarbonisation efforts by measuring the current baseline emissions, then calculating reduction targets and preparing monitoring mechanisms, with the ultimate goal being net-zero tourism emissions by 2060 or sooner.
Panorama Destination is determined to a driving force for positive change on Indonesia’s journey to a more sustainable future for the tourism sector. By selecting more sustainable accommodation options and recommending activities that are environmentally friendly and beneficial to local communities, we strive to promote and develop sustainable experiences for all our guests.
To find out more about our responsible tourism activities, please refer to our sustainability policy.