Radisson Hotel Group has revealed plans to launch a programme called Net Zero Nights during the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the UNFCCC across its UAE hotels.

The COP28 conference will be held between 30 November to 12 December 2023 at Expo City, Dubai, UAE.

The hotel group aims to ensure carbon neutral stays for all guests in its 16 UAE hotels, prioritising sustainability, as reported by Breaking Travel News.

The launch of the programme includes the use of Renewable Energy Certificates (iRECs) and certified carbon credits.

Radisson Hotel Group plans to buy iRECs during the COP28 conference to offset the electric emissions from its hotels in the UAE.

Meanwhile, non-electric emissions will be mitigated through certified carbon credits.

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These credits come from a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries+ (REDD+) project in Borneo, Indonesia.

This project supports endangered species preservation and community-based initiatives.

The announcement comes just after the hotel group and Crown Regency Hotels & Resorts partnered to introduce a resort in the Philippines last week.

The hotel group aims to achieve net zero by 2050, following science-based targets aligned with the Paris Agreement from COP21.

It has implemented measures such as greening hotel buildings, transitioning to renewable energy and hosting carbon-neutral meetings.

It aims to halve its footprint by 2030 as an intermediate target.

Radisson Hotel Group’s green building initiative includes Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek.

This hotel features a solar system that uses solar panel blocks and a heat pump to produce hot water.

Additionally, the group engages in initiatives such as Hotel Sustainability Basics and the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality in partnership with the World Travel and Tourism Council and the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.