On the evening of 10th December 2021, 13:00-14:00 GMT, Corrine Rui Cui, Founder and President of Social Responsibility Practitioners (SRP), and Juliet Wenhui Jia, Public Relations and Global Business Development Officer of SRP, will join in the 2021 United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UN IGF) No.214 Workshop “Achieving Sustainable Local Tourism and Nature Conservation”.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) put forward the concept of “eco-tourism”. It mainly means that tourism should not only promote the development of local economy and maintain the lives of local residents, but also consider local environmental protection and promote the sustainable development of local tourism. To achieve sustainable local tourism, it is necessary to balance the relationship between society, economy, resources and nature conservation, so that tourism will contribute to the sustainable development of local economy and ecology.
The UN IGF serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.
The IGF 2021 WS#214 Achieving Sustainable Local Tourism and Nature Conservation aims to initiate conservations to provide a platform to bring people together from various stakeholder groups worldwide as equals in discussions on the potential of digital infrastructure for promoting sustainable local tourism and nature conservation. It also aims to take stock of the outstanding strategies implemented by the stakeholders across the continents for carbon neutrality and nature conservation. Furthermore, by examining the global trends regarding the growing need for a broader circular economy, participants will also explore how to leverage the latest technology to boost green investment and circular economy in the tourism sector.
The discussion of this workshop will mainly focus on the following three aspects of public policy:
How could the stakeholders from different sectors and regions cooperate to achieve sustainable local tourism and nature conservation via digital cooperation?
How youth groups, civil society, academia, businesses, and policymakers could leverage the Internet and Internet governance processes to expand and strengthen environmental education on sustainable tourism and nature conservation?
How to seek a multi-stakeholder collaboration to enhance digital literacy and internet governance capacity, alongside environmental sustainability?
蔡伯贤 Edward Pak Yin Choi
Head of Research and Advocacy, V’Air Hong Kong (HKSAR, China)
冯旻巧 Jenna Man Hau Fung
Digital Policy &Community Relations Manager, DotAsia Organisation (HKSAR, China)
Introduction of Organization
Rooted in the United Nations Charter and guided by the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) upholds the development pillar of the United Nations. It brings the global community together to work towards common solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. It helps countries translate their global commitments into national action in the economic, social and environmental spheres.
V’Air Hong Kong
V’air Hong Kong is an environmental education organization with the aim of promoting low-carbon local tourism. Its core philosophy includes four elements: “Local Travel”, “Public Education”, “Youth Empowerment” and “Policy Initiatives”. Its vision is to protect Hong Kong’s natural resources, promote sustainable development and combat global climate change. At present, V’air fulfills its mission of combating climate change through three main channels – organizing local tours, public education events and content creation.
DotAsia Organisation is a not-for-profit, community membership-based organization incorporated as a ‘limited by guarantee and not having a share capital’ corporation (in Hong Kong). As a not-for-profit organization, DotAsia has a core mandate to promote Internet development and adoption in Asia. Since the launch of the “.Asia” TLD through 2007 and 2008, DotAsia has contributed funds and support to many different Community Projects around Asia.
Social Responsibility Practitioners (SRP) is a special project of the Philanthropreneur Foundation, which is initiated by the foundation and youth who focus on social responsibility and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SRP aims to use youth power to carry out social responsibility initiatives, promote the stories of practitioners, and set up a network for SDG-related communication and implementation in various ways, such as youth exchanges & study and cross-industry collaboration.