Radisson Hotel Group launches 'Net Zero Nights' during COP28 conference
During the COP28 conference, Radisson Hotel Group will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (iRECs) to neutralise the electric emissions associated with its hotels in UAE
As part of its commitment to become Net Zero by 2050, Radisson Hotel Group is introducing an innovative initiative called "Net Zero Nights". During the pivotal 13 days of UNFCCC COP28 conference, the Group is making sustainability the default option for all guests staying in its 16 UAE hotels by making their hotel nights Net Zero.
This remarkable achievement is made possible through a two-fold approach: Renewable Energy certificates and Certified Carbon Credits. Under the guiding principle of 'Think People, Planet, and Community' Radisson Hotel Group continues to lead the way in driving positive changes within the industry.
During the COP28 conference, Radisson Hotel Group will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (iRECs) to neutralise the electric emissions associated with its hotels in UAE. Additionally, non-electric emissions will be addressed through Certified Carbon Credits.
The carefully selected carbon credits are from a REDD+ project in the 64,000-hectare reserve Rimba Raya in Borneo (Indonesia), dedicated to preservation of many endangered species, including the Bornean Orangutan. The project supports various community-based projects, operates under a Verified Carbon Standard and earned Triple Gold Validation under CCB standard for sustainable forest management. This project not only aligns with environmental objectives but also advances selected UN Sustainable Development goals.
Radisson Hotel Group has activated a solid series of global sustainability initiatives defining its commitment to responsible tourism and aiming to contribute to standardizing responsible hospitality. Leading this effort is the Group's commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050, following approved science-based targets in alignment with the Paris Agreement adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21). Radisson Hotel Group has introduced a series of measures, including greening hotel buildings, transitioning to renewable energy, and hosting carbon-neutral meetings to continuously reduce its environmental footprint.
The Group is also looking beyond the boundaries and convening the industry in leading initiatives such as Hotel Sustainability Basics and the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality, in collaboration with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (SHA).
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