MASSIVE TOURISM IN BARCELONA

In recent years, Barcelona has become a first-class tourist center, in the fashionable city for tourists and visitors and this mass of business have probably become the main source of income of the city.
There has been an exponential growth of the tourist facilities of all type and nature, from the most extreme luxury to the rooms of rent, tourist apartments or hostels.

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As a dichotomy, this increase in tourist facilities have brought a face and a cross to the daily life of the city of Barcelona. Face job creation and boost the country’s economy. The cross, the massive arrival of visitors to the city and the annoyances that this means to the inhabitants themselves.
The main complaints of the people of Barcelona is in relation to the uncompromising attitude of low-cost tourists and conglomerations. It is an approach to the problems that arose initially in the booze tourism, clear examples those of Lloret de Mar or Salou.

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In some neighborhoods like Barceloneta, these crowds and insane coexistence have generated an arduous debate about the advisability of limiting tourist apartments in highly overcrowded areas as is the case.
Occasionally, the avalanche of tourists affects the routine of neighbors and shops, as in the case of sellers and customers of the Boqueria market, located on the Rambla, or the use of public spaces, such as around the temple of the Sagrada Familia, which is accustomed to register a very high volume of traffic because of the many tourist buses that circulate and park.

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For its part, the City Council has begun to intervene in areas that until now have spontaneously self-regulated, as in the case of the use and circulation of bicycle groups in the historic center, or the limitation of access time and The number of visitors in public places such as Park Güell.

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THE COMPANY OF TOMORROW WILL BE SUSTAINABLE. OR WILL NOT BE.

Sonia Sànchez is the author of this post to which today we want to shed some light, by its interest and actuality. Expert, specialist in CSR and sustainability, accompanies and supports Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who want to bet on sustainability and achieve excellence.
It makes an interesting reflection about the exit of the crísis and the changes in values ​​that this painful world situation has generated and how it will mark us for the rest of our lives, at least those of our generation and that of the ” Millennials “;
“….. And millennials … millennials have simply lived almost half a life in the crisis and post-crisis model so the values ​​of the past do not concern them or care about them.
In less than 10 years, by 2025, these millennials will be in the age of producing and taking the most consumer decisions. So they are not a collective that no company can afford to ignore if it wants to have a tomorrow. “

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She offers data on this positive reality that we live in, emerging steadily but slowly from the crisis;
“… Increasingly, public administrations and large multinationals are demanding greater commitment from their suppliers in terms of sustainability. As shown: not long ago, Ikea stopped working with its main supplier of wood for not meeting its requirements in Terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR). “

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Sustainability is a rising value, so companies can not do without in their strategy of this requirement to remain in the market.
Because sustainability, or corporate social responsibility, are not a fashion nor a requirement, they are tools capable of transforming your company through motivation, cost reduction, innovation, collaboration and reputation.
Read the full Sonia Sanchez post on the Eco Intelligence website.

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ABOUT GLOBAL CHANGE

According to experts, there is an almost proportional relationship between human emissions of carbon dioxide and the increase in global temperatures to the greenhouse effect. And, alarm is how quickly they grow. Take measures, like it or not.

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Over the past two years, the Earth has seen the highest temperatures of the last hundred-thirty, since there is no registration. Sixteen of the seventeen years have been the warmest century; the seventeenth, was 1998. The effect of El Niño led to the first half of 2016 the temperatures were higher. Compared to the average between 1961 and 1990, have risen by almost one degree: 2015 0.76 ° C and 0.88 ° C in 2016. The distribution of the temperature rise is irregular; although we detected the effect in tropical regions, in some areas of the Arctic exceeded 6 or 7 ° C. Predictions for the year 2017 pronostiquenun warm, maybe not record due to the effect of La Niña.

Monday January 30 was presented the Third Report on Climate Change in Catalonia. This scientific study started in 2015 and which involved one hundred and forty authors and reviewers forty scientists and experts, warning of the impacts and vulnerability that causes this change in natural systems -onades heat and cold, drought and floods, fires, landslides and avalanches. And the effects on human systems -in agriculture, energy, industry, tourism, waste and resources, health, transport and territory.

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However, there are those who still do not believe it, or not interested in taking action. In a classic 2004 article, Naomi Oreskes already made clear that while scientific publications were virtually unanimous consensus on human involvement in climate change, half not reviewed publications not accepted. Within this second group is positioning the new American president: has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the data on climate change on its website, and while NASA will warn that “no global warming understand the election results “, claims that the United States abandon the agreement d’emissions Paris. Hopefully someone to stop.

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TERCER INFORME SOBRE EL CANVI CLIMÀTIC A CATALUNYA

2017 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT

The year 2017 has been declared by the United Nations as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

The International Year aims to sensitize decision-makers and the general public about the contribution of sustainable tourism to development, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together to make tourism a catalyst for positive change.

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In the context of Agenda 2030 and the ODS, whose scope is universal, the International Year should encourage a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior to promote a more sustainable tourism sector.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations agency responsible for promoting tourism, was elected to organize and celebrate this International Year, in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations of the United Nations system, other organizations International and regional organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.

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Resolución aprobada por la Asamblea General el 22 de diciembre de 2015

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