Governments and social organizations have made significant strides in lifting millions out of extreme poverty globally. Often, the rural poor depend on surrounding natural resources for a living, and any form of environmental degradation has a direct impact on their livelihoods.

Sustainable tourism organisations strive to include locals in the tourism value chain and in conservation, to lift these communities out of poverty.

Most recently published stories and examples of individuals and organizations actively reducing inequality in travel and tourism:

All our interviews with sustainable tourism champions dedicated to reducing poverty.

More about UNSDG 1 here.