GREEN BEACH MODEL
WHAT IS A GREEN BEACH?
MITOMED+ Green Beach is an eco-beach or a sustainably managed recreational beach, planned and built following sustainable criteria, able to include leisure and economic activities and, at the same time, preserve natural and cultural heritage.The Green Beach Model helps local authorities and beach operator’s to make better-informed decisions about managing beaches using a consistent approach.
Maritime and coastal tourism destinations can adopt the model following the developed methodology and obtain the MITOMED+ Green Beach label. In the first phase of the project partners already involved 12 destinations that agreed to test the model on their beaches.
WHY DO WE NEED A GREEN BEACH?
- Environmental benefits
- Protection of Biodiversity
- Economic engines
- Social Benefits
- Better quality consumer experience
HOW TO IMPLEMENT THE GREEN BEACH MODEL?
MITOMED+ developed several tools and methodologies that will help destination managers to implement the Green Beach Model and make better-informed decisions about managing beaches in a sustainable way.