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    [environmental_description] => Since 2009, Basel has been proudly relying solely on renewable electricity. Demonstrating foresight, Basel introduced a tax incentive for electricity conservation as far back as 1998. Our city's energy strategies are geared towards achieving a carbon-neutral future. Looking ahead, Basel aims to phase out gas usage by 2030, mandating that all new heating systems utilize renewable sources. Taking responsibility for our waste, Basel incinerates it responsibly, with the remaining residue being disposed of safely. Furthermore, Basel has proactively developed a comprehensive biodiversity strategy, implementing regular assessments and action plans to safeguard our environment's health and diversity.
    [social_description] => The population of the canton of Basel-Stadt has been steadily approaching and surpassing the 200,000 mark over the past decade. As of December 31, 2023, the canton of Basel-Stadt was home to 206,308 people. At the end of 2023, the proportion of foreigners in the neighborhoods of Rosental (58%), Klybeck (53%), and Kleinhüningen (52%) was the highest. The largest group of immigrants comes from Germany (2,252 individuals). Among the total of 193,002 employees in the canton of Basel-Stadt, 48% are women.
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Basel 2023 GDS-Index Report
2023 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Basel Tourism is dedicated to ensuring that by 2030, tourism in Basel and its surrounding areas has the most positive impact possible on local and global scale.Based in the north of Switzerland, Basel is a dynamic city known for its commitment to high-quality tourism, providing visitors with experiences that go beyond just seeing sights. Serving as a key hub, Basel drives regional economic growth by promoting sustainable practices and highlighting the importance of local resources. With its diverse cultural scene, Basel acts as a bridge between different communities, promoting unity amidst diversity and fostering mutual understanding. Visitors not only witness sustainability efforts in Basel but actively participate, contributing meaningfully to the preservation of our planet. Additionally, Basel's tourism industry offers attractive job opportunities in an environment that values innovation and inclusivity. With notable features such as Switzerland's largest district heating network and free public transportation, Basel embodies modern urban living while preserving its rich heritage.
Since 2009, Basel has been proudly relying solely on renewable electricity. Demonstrating foresight, Basel introduced a tax incentive for electricity conservation as far back as 1998. Our city's energy strategies are geared towards achieving a carbon-neutral future. Looking ahead, Basel aims to phase out gas usage by 2030, mandating that all new heating systems utilize renewable sources. Taking responsibility for our waste, Basel incinerates it responsibly, with the remaining residue being disposed of safely. Furthermore, Basel has proactively developed a comprehensive biodiversity strategy, implementing regular assessments and action plans to safeguard our environment's health and diversity.
Basel is committed to fostering sustainable practices in events and conferences, aiming to promote year-round tourism for congresses and business events to increase utilization, particularly during quieter months. With a focus on sustainability, the city is actively seeking to attract major events that will leave a lasting legacy in Basel. In 2024, Basel will take significant steps towards achieving these goals, including the publication of sustainable event guidelines featuring local insights and the development of a legacy program for large-scale events. Additionally, efforts will be made to secure contracts for at least six actively managed congresses, further enriching the city's event landscape and ensuring its long-term success as a premier destination for conferences and events.
The population of the canton of Basel-Stadt has been steadily approaching and surpassing the 200,000 mark over the past decade. As of December 31, 2023, the canton of Basel-Stadt was home to 206,308 people. At the end of 2023, the proportion of foreigners in the neighborhoods of Rosental (58%), Klybeck (53%), and Kleinhüningen (52%) was the highest. The largest group of immigrants comes from Germany (2,252 individuals). Among the total of 193,002 employees in the canton of Basel-Stadt, 48% are women.
Summary
Basel Tourism is dedicated to ensuring that by 2030, tourism in Basel and its surrounding areas has the most positive impact possible on local and global scale.Based in the north of Switzerland, Basel is a dynamic city known for its commitment to high-quality tourism, providing visitors with experiences that go beyond just seeing sights. Serving as a key hub, Basel drives regional economic growth by promoting sustainable practices and highlighting the importance of local resources. With its diverse cultural scene, Basel acts as a bridge between different communities, promoting unity amidst diversity and fostering mutual understanding. Visitors not only witness sustainability efforts in Basel but actively participate, contributing meaningfully to the preservation of our planet. Additionally, Basel's tourism industry offers attractive job opportunities in an environment that values innovation and inclusivity. With notable features such as Switzerland's largest district heating network and free public transportation, Basel embodies modern urban living while preserving its rich heritage.
Does Basel Tourism have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Basel have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Basel Tourism report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Since 2009, Basel has been proudly relying solely on renewable electricity. Demonstrating foresight, Basel introduced a tax incentive for electricity conservation as far back as 1998. Our city's energy strategies are geared towards achieving a carbon-neutral future. Looking ahead, Basel aims to phase out gas usage by 2030, mandating that all new heating systems utilize renewable sources. Taking responsibility for our waste, Basel incinerates it responsibly, with the remaining residue being disposed of safely. Furthermore, Basel has proactively developed a comprehensive biodiversity strategy, implementing regular assessments and action plans to safeguard our environment's health and diversity.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
1004 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Basel is committed to fostering sustainable practices in events and conferences, aiming to promote year-round tourism for congresses and business events to increase utilization, particularly during quieter months. With a focus on sustainability, the city is actively seeking to attract major events that will leave a lasting legacy in Basel. In 2024, Basel will take significant steps towards achieving these goals, including the publication of sustainable event guidelines featuring local insights and the development of a legacy program for large-scale events. Additionally, efforts will be made to secure contracts for at least six actively managed congresses, further enriching the city's event landscape and ensuring its long-term success as a premier destination for conferences and events.
OF HOTEL ROOMS SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
OF VENUES SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
OF PCOS/DMCS SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
Social
The population of the canton of Basel-Stadt has been steadily approaching and surpassing the 200,000 mark over the past decade. As of December 31, 2023, the canton of Basel-Stadt was home to 206,308 people. At the end of 2023, the proportion of foreigners in the neighborhoods of Rosental (58%), Klybeck (53%), and Kleinhüningen (52%) was the highest. The largest group of immigrants comes from Germany (2,252 individuals). Among the total of 193,002 employees in the canton of Basel-Stadt, 48% are women.
81
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
90
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
82
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

In 2022 the GDS-Index used 70 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

Environmental
Performance

Climate, Energy and Emissions​

Circularity and Waste​

Water​

Air Quality​

Transportation​

Biodiversity​

Social
Performance

SDG Alignment ​

Corruption​

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion​

Health, Safety and Wellness​

Accessibility ​

Resident Engagement​

Supplier
Performance

Hotels​

Airport​

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)​

Restaurants​

Venues​

Academia​

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy​

Governance and Reporting​

Policy and Certification​

Capacity Building​

Measurement, Impact and Reporting​

Marketing and Communications​

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion​

Ownership

The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and City Destinations Alliance (CityDNA). Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood are responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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