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    Helps destinations to engage
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    Want to showcase your destination’s
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    Best practice in event sustainability
    Looking for a collaborative platform
    to share best practice in event sustainability?

What is the GDS-Index?

The GDS-Index is a collaborative business initiative created to help Destinations, Convention Bureaux, event planners and MICE suppliers drive the adoption, promotion and recognition of responsible practices in the business tourism and events industry. The GDS-Index does this by measuring and comparing the social and environmental sustainability strategies, policies and performance of participating destinations and by sharing best practice from around the world.

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Top 6 Destinations for 2018

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The GDS-Index helps destinations to engage clients around sustainability, align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and drive the adoption, promotion and recognition of sustainable practices in their city.

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GDS-Index Destination Rankings for 2018

Our latest rankings are live. Check out our top 4 destinations below!

Gothenburg Sweden

Göteborg & Co

    Gothenburg is one of the world’s most progressive cities when it comes to addressing…
Copenhagen Denmark

Wonderful Copenhagen

    Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of organic food/ 52% of all Copenhageners…
Reykjavik Iceland

Meet in Reykjavik

    The City of Reykjavik won the Nordic Nature and Environment Prize 2014 and was awarded…
Oslo Norway

Oslo Convention Bureau

    Oslo is located at the head of Oslo Fjord, surrounded by forested ridges. Strict…


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SDG Global Action Festival Video

I'm just back from the SDG Global Action Festival in Bonn. 1500 amazing people working on implementation of the UN sustainable development goals came together to celebrate. To share, to rejoice,…

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Is the elephant in the room?

Citizens around the world are demanding climate action. The kids are on strike, London was blocked for weeks by the Extinction Rebellion and the young Swedish powerhouse Greta Thunberg just…

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New media partnership with Sustain Europe

We are really happy to announce our new media partnership with Sustain Europe. Sustain Europe is a European briefing covering sustainable travel, business affairs, business travel, foreign direct…

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