Climate Mitigation Planning

This toolkit, which mainly relates to your carbon emissions by focusing on reducing environmental impacts, generating renewable energy and creating local carbon sinks, is developed for destinations, organisations, and businesses in the tourism sector that would like to assess their carbon emissions and receive advice on ways to meet their target of becoming climate neutral.  

This toolkit consists of two different tools:

Risk of land degradation vs. new opportunities

Why use this tool?

This tool will offer you the right set of measures to detect landscape risks and find opportunities for land restoration within your area. Furthermore, it represents the right support tool when you want to visualise trends, identify patterns in the environment/weather, and detect deviations from those patterns, such as vegetation losses and droughts.

How does it work?

This tool consists of a set of measurement techniques based on satellite data providing highlights to the zones of land degradation in your area and their causes, together with a short analysis of the specific land degradation issue(s).

What are the outcomes of it?

This tool provides a series of conclusions and a map presenting the zones of degradation in your area, including a short analysis of each degradation issue and possible land restoration opportunities as part of:

  • Tourism reset and recovery (e.g. new green tourism attractions, Park & Ride);
  • Restoring degenerating landscapes for water retention, biodiversity, leisure a.o.;
  • Identifying sites for new renewable energy projects;
  • Assessing local risks of new energy sites.

Living biomass monitor - for capturing CO2

Why use this tool?

This tool will support you in identifying actions to become a carbon-neutral destination by calculating the amount of living biomass (forest and other vegetation) through monitoring the carbon sequestration in your area.

How does it work?

This tool is also based on satellite data and modeling techniques, indicating the local carbon sequestration in your area by taking the number of dominant vegetation species into account.

What are the outcomes of it?

This tool generates maps and calculations of:

  • The amount of vegetation in your area;
  • Local carbon sequestration in your area;
  • Future potentials (e.g. locations for forest development).

GET IN TOUCH!

Interested DMOs and tourism practitioners are invited to contact our team by email through

start@greendestinations.org