LT&C Study Tour to the High Arctic 2014
It all started in the 90s when cooperation between conservation NGOs and Arctic tour operators resulted in new national parks and improved environmental policies for Svalbard. Norway even set the goal to make Svalbard the best-managed wilderness area in the world. Building on this success, WWF with partners from tourism business and research, developed the Arctic tourism guidelines "Linking Tourism & Conservation in the Arctic" (PDF), which were distributed in several Arctic languages.The idea grew further when GRID-Arendal developed its own project "Linking Tourism & Conservation" and integrated it into the "Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism" of UNEP, UNESCO, UNWTO and others.
Experiential Nature-based Training
GRID-Arendal has expertise in nature-based experiential trainings for policy makers, organizational officials and government representatives.
Facilitation and Workshops
GRID-Arendal specialises in facilitating synergies to create environmental knowledge for positive impact.
GRID-Arendal has produced publications, in both printed and electronic formats, on a wide range of issues related to the environment. The following publications have been coordinated by GRID-Arendal and have spesific chapters that focus on Sustainable Tourism.