In 2017 we said good bye to one of the pioneers of sustainable tourism, to a change maker, a story teller, and above all a friend. Born in the USA, Amos made Costa Rica his home. He soon discovered the value of using tourism for good. “Finding market solutions to environmental problems is the only way we will succeed”, that was his mantra. Amos will continue to live on through his work.
The Seventh Summit of the Americas for the first time brought together heads of state and government leaders from every country in the Western Hemisphere. The creation of The Clean Energy Finance Facility — a $20 million facility designed to encourage investment in clean energy projects, was announced. The facility should provide early stage funding for private and public sector investments, with financing and technical expertise from various U.S. agencies. The initiative demonstrates a new focus on clean energy initiatives and a growing regional cooperation.
Planet 4 People and Argentina-based non profit organization, Fundación Plan 21, announce a new collaboration for training sessions and capacity building projects throughout Latin America. The organizations will join forces to provide valuable training sessions related to sustainable tourism and development, as well as international capacity building projects and programs that focus on market-based approaches to sustainability throughout Latin America.