Advice on creating a climate action plan for the tourism and events sector

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What does this involve?

VisitScotland has created a step-by-step guide to developing a climate action plan for businesses in the tourism and events sector.

This guide will help businesses find ways to increase efficiency with a view to reducing costs. It can also help you meet customer demand, recruit and keep staff, build resilience, and manage risks.

The guide will help you:

  • identify and measure your carbon emissions
  • adapt to unavoidable climate change
  • support nature-based solutions
  • communicate with your stakeholders

Throughout the guide there are climate action workbooks to download and use in conjunction with the guide. These workbooks will help you identify and measure emission sources, plan your actions, record progress and report on achievements.

A good climate action plan is not just about reducing your emissions. It's about understanding how the net zero transition will affect your business, your community, and the environment.

The climate action plan will help with your journey to net zero, whatever your starting point, to build resilience and maximise the positive impact on your business and the environment.

This guide has been produced as part of the Scottish Government tourism recovery funded Destination Net Zero programme. VisitScotland created it in partnership with Green Tourism and The Edinburgh Climate Change Institute.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This is aimed at tourism (including hospitality) and event businesses.

How long does this take?

It should take around 40 minutes to read the full guide. You will then need time to complete the workbooks and create the climate action plan. This will vary from business to business.

Next steps

Visit the VisitScotland website to read the guide.

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