Study context and objectives

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is the leading sustainability assessment and improvement programme for destinations around the world. It uses 70 indicators that assess the sustainability performance of destinations in four key areas: environmental performance, social performance, supplier performance and DMO performance. These are aligned with the 2030 Agenda and integrate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Main findings of the study and key figures


  • Clear climate plan and strategy
  • Excellent targets and promotion of resident participation
  • Excellent circularity strategies and resources that are very transparent for residents
  • Beautiful graphics used
  • Best practice for public reporting of impacts and strategies.
  • Strong support for event organisers to create a sustainable event