Low Carbon Passport
Nanping rewards sustainable tourists with carbon credits
In 2015, Nanping in Eastern China launched the low-carbon passport program to promote sustainable ecotourism in the area. The low carbon passport allows tourists to earn carbon credits through sustainable actions. The credits then grants discounts at various local tourist attractions. Within the first 4 months of the project’s run time, 10.000 low-carbon passports were issued.
Tourism generates 40% of the GDP in the region. As naturerelated tourism is such an essential contributor to the local economy, it is important to ensure that visits are sustainable and have the lowest possible impact on the local environment.
Apart from the low-carbon passport, Nanping has implemented a range of sustainable measures including green infrastructure, sustainable accommodation and a public financing program to continue the implementation of other eco-friendly initiatives in the area.
The low-carbon passport incentivises sustainable actions through a reward system (13.2, 13.3)
The low carbon passport promotes sustainable tourism that protects the local environment (8.9)
Nanping has made its infrastructure sustainable while promoting the use of it through the low carbon passport (9.1, 9.4)
The low carbon passport ensures conservation of the Wuyi mountain ecosystem (15.4, 15.5)
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