Gourits Cluster Biosphere Reserve: Towards Sustainability Teaching Note

Author :

Prof Boris Urban & Claire Beswick

Pages :

9 pages

Product Type :

Teaching note

Reference # :

WBS-2017-13

Teaching Note :

yes

Institute:

Wits Business School - University of the Witwatersrand

Setting:

South Africa

Year:

2017

Keywords:

social entrepreneurship

Summary/Abstract:

The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR), an international biosphere reserve programme, is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO describes these reserves as “learning sites for sustainable development”, saying: “Biosphere reserves harmonize conservation of biological and cultural diversity, and economic and social development, through partnerships between people and nature. They also contribute to the transition to green societies by experimenting with green development options such as sustainable tourism and training for eco-jobs.”