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    The revolution is here,
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    Join over 50 cities in the leading sustainability
    benchmarking & improvement programme
    formeetings & events destinations
    around the world.

    The 2019 benchmarking period is open
    from June 5th to September 5th.

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    up call...
    Join over 50 cities in the leading sustainability
    benchmarking & improvement programme
    formeetings & events destinations around the world.

    The 2019 benchmarking period is open
    from June 5th to September 5th.

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    Where are you?
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    Join a network of
    over 50 leading cities
    Who are fixing our future
    Join over 50 cities in the leading sustainability
    benchmarking & improvement programme
    formeetings & events destinations
    around the world.

    The 2019 benchmarking period is open
    from June 5th to September 5th.

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    Creating better
    places to live,
    meet & thrive in.
    Sustainable Destination,
    Management Trends,
    Best Practices and Insights.

What is the GDS-Index?

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) is the leading sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for meetings and events destinations around the world.

The mission of the programme is to engage, inspire and enable destinations to to become more sustainable places to visit, meet and thrive in.

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We provide an Index of global destinations that event organisers can use to assess event destinations and gain information that helps them to make their events and meetings more sustainable and impactful.

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Sustainable Destination?

Sustainable Destinations are places that have achieved long term equity for people and planet by recognising the systemic and dynamic nature of change.

They actively account for the current and future economic, social and environmental impacts of their events and tourism industry, while engaging and listening to the needs of the host communities, the environment, visitors, and the industry.

They have collaboratively developed a long-term and regenerative vision, and take the lead as stewards and catalysts in making a better place to visit, meet, and thrive in.

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Denver Joins the GDS-Index!

Denver is the newest, and fourth city in the US to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index). The city is now part of a global destination sustainability movement, that seeks to engage,…

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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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Prague Czechia

Prague Convention Bureau

    The Czech Republic has doubled the amount of plastics being recycled in the space…
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Melbourne Australia

Melbourne Convention Bureau 

    Melbourne Convention Bureau actively contributes to and promotes the city's sustainability…
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Oslo Norway

Oslo Convention Bureau

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

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    The City of Aarhus has set its sights firmly on achieving CO2 neutrality by 2030.…

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