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The City of Krakow carries out activities based on the concept of sustainable development through: Krakow Energy Advisory Centre, grants for investments in the field of environmental protection, subsidies for heating costs, keeping the Central Register of Emission of Buildings, and ecological education of inhabitants.
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The "Legacy Project Bank" maintained by the Kraków Convention Bureau is an ever-growing database of initiatives in which event organisers can get involved. The initiatives are divided according to their area of influence into the following three categories: environment, society, and economy.
    [dmo_description] => "Kraków Development Strategy 2030"  aims to create a city friendly to living. 
The strategy focuses on:  improving air quality,  urban mobility (efficient and ecological transport system), energy efficiency of buildings, quality of green areas and increasing their availability, ecological/climatic awareness of the inhabitants, and public participation (public involvement).
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    [high_sup_3] => 0
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    [high_dmo_2] => 0
    [high_dmo_3] => We publish performance data on the DMO website
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Krakow 2022 GDS-Index Report
2022 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
"Kraków Development Strategy 2030" aims to create a city friendly to living. The strategy focuses on: improving air quality, urban mobility (efficient and ecological transport system), energy efficiency of buildings, quality of green areas and increasing their availability, ecological/climatic awareness of the inhabitants, and public participation (public involvement).
In 2021 the City Council of Krakow adopted the Environmental Protection Programme for the City of Krakow for 2020-2030. The task of the Programme is to determine the necessary actions for the improvement of the environment and to bring it to the state defined by the regulations and accepted by the society. The City of Krakow carries out activities based on the concept of sustainable development through: Krakow Energy Advisory Centre, grants for investments in the field of environmental protection, subsidies for heating costs, keeping the Central Register of Emission of Buildings, and ecological education of inhabitants.
In Krakow we promote thinking about congresses in terms of "legacy". We believe they are not an episode in the life of the city, but have the potential to have a positive impact on the local community. This awareness also changes the understanding of the congress itself - from an event closed to a group of specialists it becomes potentially "open to the city", bringing benefits to a variety of its users. The "Legacy Project Bank" maintained by the Kraków Convention Bureau is an ever-growing database of initiatives in which event organisers can get involved. The initiatives are divided according to their area of influence into the following three categories: environment, society, and economy.
Summary
"Kraków Development Strategy 2030" aims to create a city friendly to living. The strategy focuses on: improving air quality, urban mobility (efficient and ecological transport system), energy efficiency of buildings, quality of green areas and increasing their availability, ecological/climatic awareness of the inhabitants, and public participation (public involvement).
Does Kraków Convention Bureau have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Krakow have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Kraków Convention Bureau report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
In 2021 the City Council of Krakow adopted the Environmental Protection Programme for the City of Krakow for 2020-2030. The task of the Programme is to determine the necessary actions for the improvement of the environment and to bring it to the state defined by the regulations and accepted by the society. The City of Krakow carries out activities based on the concept of sustainable development through: Krakow Energy Advisory Centre, grants for investments in the field of environmental protection, subsidies for heating costs, keeping the Central Register of Emission of Buildings, and ecological education of inhabitants.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
2182 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
In Krakow we promote thinking about congresses in terms of "legacy". We believe they are not an episode in the life of the city, but have the potential to have a positive impact on the local community. This awareness also changes the understanding of the congress itself - from an event closed to a group of specialists it becomes potentially "open to the city", bringing benefits to a variety of its users. The "Legacy Project Bank" maintained by the Kraków Convention Bureau is an ever-growing database of initiatives in which event organisers can get involved. The initiatives are divided according to their area of influence into the following three categories: environment, society, and economy.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
81
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
83
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
56
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.

City Environmental
Performance

Climate, Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

Water

Transportation

Green Areas

Water

City Social
Performance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

Supplier
Performance

Hotels

Airport

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)

Restaurants

Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

Policy and Certification

Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

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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