The SDGs are the Sustainable Development Goals, included in the resolution “Agenda 2030: transforming our world”, which in September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly approved, in order to define a unified road map to deal with the global challenges of humanity. This document identifies five major areas of action: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership, around which there are 17 sustainable development objectives (SDGs) and 169 milestones to be achieved in the horizon 2030, with the ultimate goal of promoting prosperity while protecting the environment.
The SDGs, however, are not only aimed at politicians and governments: they also want to involve the whole of society, the private sector, civil society and all citizens. And that’s why from Diskover, we want to put our little grain of sand to take this path of transformation of our world and improve everyone’s life, leaving no one behind.
We remember that Diskover was born emphasizing a greater personal awareness of the tourist towards the human, natural and cultural environment, and therefore many of the objectives we adopted as agents of change in the tourism model, align with the goals of the United Nations.
The SDGs adopted by Diskover
SDG 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
From Diskover, we aim to help entities and administrations, both public and private, to develop sustainable tourism throughout the territory. Otherwise, it is also intended, through tourism, to encourage the creation of jobs, both direct and indirect, and the promotion of culture and local products of the territory.
SDG 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Diskover is an innovative tool that aims to help administrations and companies in the tourism industry to modernize their promotion, dissemination and sales channels. D’aquesta manera fent-los més eficients i sostenibles, i així, afavorint al creixement i desenvolupament econòmic del territori.
SDGs 10: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Through the decentralization and de-massification of the tourist areas, we intend to enhance the rural areas and those less promoted on a tourist scale. In this way, we give the same opportunities, within our platform, both to a small municipality far from large areas of influence as in a large one.
SDG 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
The increase and effect of sustainable tourism, which is promoted through the Diskover platform, has the ability to improve urban infrastructure, to promote the regeneration of areas in decline and to preserve the cultural and natural heritage of the territory. These capacities are thanks to the decision to increase investment in sustainable infrastructures resulting from the increase in tourism of this type.
SDG 12: RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
Diskover proposes, through its app, sustainable tourism consumption and production practices, which aim to play a very significant role in the transition towards total tourism sustainability. These practices are based on the will to deseasonalize and decentralize tourism and transport it towards a sustainable and responsible model. Valuing local trade is one of the first steps to take to achieve this SDG.
SDG 14: UNDERWATER LIFE
The massification and seasonalization of coastal destinations has caused the marine ecosystems, on which they depend, to be highly compromised. Diskover aims to demass and deseasonalize destinations like these to preserve and recover the ecosystems that have been compromised by previous tourism models.
SDG 15: LIFE OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Through the demassified and decentralized model of tourism, which Diskover proposes, it wants to play a relevant role, not only in the conservation and preservation of biodiversity, but also in the respect for terrestrial ecosystems and the conservation of the indigenous flora and fauna of the territory.
SDG 16: PEACE, JUSTICE AND SOLIDARY INSTITUTIONS
Diskover aims to give visibility and support to non-profit entities by introducing them at no cost to the app, so that they can continue to develop their activities, contributing and providing added value to society from from a social and cultural point of view.
SDG 17: ALLIANCES TO ACHIEVE GOALS
El sector turístic és de naturalesa intersectorial, per això és clau reforçar les associacions público-privades per assolir les metes marcades i els altres ODS, esmentats anteriorment. Des de Diskover, tenim la voluntat de cooperar amb els múltiples agents implicats, tant públics com privats, del sector turístic per desenvolupar un turisme sostenible arreu del territori, i en un futur del món.