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Bonito (MS) is Leading Brazilian ecotourism Climate Action and raising the bar for other destinations worldwide

Bonito: How a Brazilian ecotourism destination is leading climate action by example

As the world recovers from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuilding a more sustainable tourism sector remains a shared responsibility of tourism firms and destinations. Amid mounting evidence of severe climate change, points that the window of opportunity to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and avoid a climate disaster is rapidly narrowing. Atmospheric […]

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Green Initiative's Leadership in Climate-Smart Tourism at cop28

Green Initiative’s Leadership in Climate-Smart Tourism at COP28

In an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discourse, the tourism sector is both a beacon of exploration and a contributor to carbon emissions. However, amid this duality, strides toward sustainable practices are being made, exemplified by the Glasgow Declaration and the dedicated efforts of organizations like the Green Initiative. As a signatory

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Mato Grosso do Sul Leading the Way in Ecotourism

Mato Grosso do Sul: Leading the Way in Ecotourism

In a surprising turn of events, Mato Grosso do Sul, renowned for its prominence in agribusiness, has emerged as a global frontrunner in ecotourism. This transformation, spearheaded by the municipality of Bonito, marked a significant milestone in 2023, earning the distinction of being the world’s first carbon-neutral ecotourism destination. But how did a state primarily

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Green Initiative National Tourism Award Prêmio Nacional Do Turismo

Green Initiative Two Brazilian Partners as Finalists in the National Tourism Award 2023

We are thrilled to announce that two of our esteemed partners have been selected as finalists for the prestigious National Tourism Award 2023: Tourism Transforming Lives (“Prêmio Nacional Do Turismo 2023: O Turismo Transformando Vidas”), held by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism. The Green Initiative team is proud to showcase the outstanding initiatives of: We

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Sustainable Urban Development A Comprehensive Approach to Climate Neutrality and Fast-Tracking Climate Action

Sustainable Urban Development: A Comprehensive Approach to Climate Neutrality and Fast-Tracking Climate Action

In the ever-growing challenge of climate change, cities worldwide are taking center stage as they navigate the delicate balance between rapid urbanization and environmental sustainability. Combinig “Climate Neutrality and Sustainable Urban Development with Climate Action” serves as a comprehensive guide, outlining a roadmap for cities to achieve climate neutrality. This framework emphasizes the integration of

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Estância Mimosa is the first Climate Positive certified ecotourism attraction in the world

Estância Mimosa is the first Climate Positive certified ecotourism attraction in the world

Addressing Climate Change in Tourism: The Glasgow Declaration’s Strategic Framework Climate change is one of the major problems faced by humanity today. Since 2021, the Glasgow Declaration has offered all actors in the tourism sector a strategic framework that encourages the internalization of climate actions in all areas of the tourism value chain: destinations, attractions,

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Building Tourism Back Better

Regenerative Tourism: Building Tourism Back Better As the world continues to recover from the unprecedented shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuilding a more sustainable tourism sector remains a shared responsibility for tourism organizations worldwide. In the wake of the Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism, Green Initiative is supporting businesses and destinations across the

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Certified Clients

Green Initiative Certified Clients These Organizations are managing their Carbon Footprint with Green Initiative and have Pledged their Commitment to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 You will find below a non exhaustive list of Green Initiative certified clients. These organizations have gone through a strict process to be granted one of our certifications:Carbon Positive, Carbon Neutral or Climate

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Brazil is on its way to Certifying the First Carbon-Neutral Ecotourism Destination Worldwide

Mainstreaming climate Action Bonito is mainstreaming carbon action to become the first carbon-neutral certified tourism destination. Brazil’s ecotourism is dominated by landscapes with astonishing biodiversity hotspots and vibrant ecosystems that provide food and shelter for native species. One of Brazil’s ecotourism “jewels” is Bonito, a small destination in Mato Grosso do Sul, which happens to

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