Green Globe International
The Green Globe "program traces its roots back to the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992, where 182 heads of state from around the world endorsed the Agenda 21 principles of sustainable development...
"Following the Summit and after 2 years of additional development, a Green Globe membership program was established. By the end of 1994, 19 travel industry associations had endorsed the program and through joint marketing strategies, promoted Green Globe to their members...
"By 1998, membership in the Green Globe program had risen to 500 entities in 100 countries. Also in 1998, a strategic alliance was formed with the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) of Australia, in which the CRC would act as a global research facility on sustainable tourism, actively promoting the Green Globe program.
"In March 1999, Green Globe presented its annual Green Globe achievement awards to 20 companies at ITB Berlin, one of the world's leading trade shows for the travel industry. Under the WTTC umbrella and together with the International Hotel & Restaurant Association, Green Globe's certification and destination management program was highlighted at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, which took place in New York in April 1999. Green Globe also became a separate and autonomous organization from the World Travel & Tourism Council in 1999.
"In 2003, Shell Gas (LPG) became the first Green Globe corporate partner ( http://www.shellgaslpg.com/site/page/77/lang/en). In the same year, Green Globe participated at the GREEN EXPO in Barbados,Tourism New Zealand Conference, ITB Berlin, WTO events in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Bahia in Brazil, IH&RA Conference in Cairo, PATA in Bali...
"In 2008, the Green Globe program was revitalized with the purchase of Green Globe, Ltd. by Green Globe International, Inc., a U.S. public company. Under the combined leadership of Green Globe, Ltd. and Green Globe International, programs have been expanded to include additional worldwide certification programs, Green Globe branded tools for carbon calculation and offset, and a broad range of sustainability consulting services." 
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Resources and articles
- World Travel & Tourism Council - partner org