Singapore has now joined the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) with the help of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), to consolidate the nation’s present sustainability efforts beneath the Singapore Green Plan 2030 (SGP2030).
The transfer sees Singapore cementing its place as a sustainability efficiency improver and changemaker, alongside locations within the area similar to Bangkok and Sarawak. Other cities collaborating within the GDS-Index embrace Gothenburg, Copenhagen, and Glasgow.
The GDS-Index is a sustainability benchmarking and enchancment programme for locations all over the world. It is used to evaluate the present social and environmental efficiency of a vacation spot yearly and, in flip, drive improved efficiency. The GDS-Index is a collaborative partnership between ICCA, ICCA’s Scandinavian Chapter, IMEX, ECM, and MCI Group.
Building on Singapore’s id as a City in Nature, Singapore’s participation within the GDS-Index is aligned with the imaginative and prescient and targets of SGP2030, which has charted Singapore’s ambitions and targets over the subsequent 10 years, strengthening Singapore’s commitments beneath the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement. The dedication helps Singapore to be a extra sustainable city vacation spot and positions it to realize its long-term net-zero emissions aspiration as quickly as viable.
STB grew to become a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) member in October 2021 and strongly supported native tourism companies of their sustainability journey.
“Sustainability is a key priority for Singapore tourism because it is vital to our future, and travellers have become increasingly aware of the impact of their consumption,” stated STB chief govt Keith Tan. “Becoming a leading sustainable urban destination requires a long-term commitment from both the government and industry. That is why Singapore’s participation in the GDS-Index is important. It focuses our collective efforts and helps us track our progress as a City in Nature, where large experiences come with small footprints.”