Prevention of Marine Litter in the Lakshadweep Sea (PROMISE) is a 4-year project (2020-2024) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. Tourism industries have been identified as major contributors to marine litter due to high consumption rates of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and convenience products wrapped in single-use plastic packaging. In many touristic regions of the global south, this is aggravated by the absence of effective policy frameworks, a lack of consumer awareness and insufficient capacities of local authorities to handle the increasing solid waste. The Maldives, Sri Lanka and India have undergone substantial growth in tourism clusters located along their shorelines of the Lakshadweep Sea. While this has increased the economic well-being of the local population, these developments have also come at a high price.
PROMISE Sustainability Awards 2022
Stakeholder Engagement at Kaafu Maafushi, Maldives
Project PROMISE Maldives Partners from Parley conducted a Stakeholder Engagement event at Kaafu Maafushi on 21st September 2021. The...
SRI LANKA: Online dialogue with enterprises and other stakeholders from tourism sector
A virtual mobilization event for enterprises working in tourism sector was conducted by NCPC, Sri Lanka on the 8th...