G4. Climate Mitigation Planning

Climate Mitigation Planning
How to become a Climate Neutral Destination

Destination Support Group

5 – 23 September and 3-7 October 2022

The profound impact of climate change has created an urgency for the destinations and tourism businesses to take actions towards reducing the carbon emissions and become energy efficient. Tourism sector is most vulnerable to the climate change crisis, therefore it’s essential to develop a prompt strategy to build resilience to climate change impacts.

About the programme

The Climate Mitigation Planning Support group takes a multifaceted approach to support destinations with their climate mitigation planning & efforts to build a Climate-resilient and low carbon mission tourism sector. The workshop will provide destination leaders with expert guidance and tools to measure & benchmark carbon footprints and identify suitable strategies and approaches to achieving a destination’s objective of becoming carbon or climate neutral. 

By actively participating in the group, participants are expected to:

  • Calculate Carbon footprint strategy using tools and prepare Carbon emission Strategy
  • What can you do to reduce your destination’s climate footprint? 
  • Regeneration: carbon sinks and renewable energy, from offsetting to insetting.
  • Greening destinations, promoting soft mobility and e-mobility
  • An assessment framework for e-mobility.
  • What to measure and monitor? Your KPIs for climate mitigation.
  • Climate mitigation sessions of GGDD and Future of Tourism Summit 2022 (optional).
  •  Feedback and evaluation session.

How to prepare

The training Course T3 Reset & Recovery of Destinations will be a great combination with G4. Climate Mitigation Planning to achieve better understanding of the topics covered during the modules. We would recommend G4 as an in-depth group to T3.

Programme duration

The Climate Mitigation Planning will run from 6 – 24 September and 3-7 October 2022 and will be conducted for about 4 weeks, separated by GGDD and Future of Tourism Summit covering destination support and feedback. This includes live sessions, independent readings, and small group interactive sessions supporting peer-to-peer learning.

Programme prices

a Register before 8 August 2022 to avail

b See the list of countries here

c Also applicable for GD Members

What to do next?

You may consider continuing with G7 (Destination Assessment).

Course Leaders

Albert Salman

President and Co-Founder, Green Destinations


Claudia Espejo Valle Inclan 

START Climate specialist (GD Toolkit Team).


Pre-enrolment is now open!

The pre-enrolment procedure applies to all aspiring participants of the Destination Support Programme. It serves as the basis of the minimum number of participants for training courses and support programmes to push through. By registering, you are committing to participate in, and purchase one or more of the programme‘s modules when the payment period begins.

When the minimum number of participants is met, a confirmation email and payment details will be sent with further instructions.