DET declares re-launching carbon calculator tool

 Tuesday, March 7, 2023 


Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has declared the re-launching the carbon calculator device that gauges the carbon footprint within Dubai’s hospitality segment. The device has now been given a face-lift to find out instantaneous info for carbon release sources, letting hotels to detect and effectually cope with their energy consumption.

These developments are part of the Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) enterprise that aims to add to the wider clean energy objectives and back the UAE Net Zero by 2050 plan, in compliance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) 2030.

The inventiveness also cares for the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, to unite Dubai’s position as one of the top three cities in the world and increase its ranking as one of the principal sustainable tourism places in the world.

Dubai Sustainable Tourism’s Carbon Calculator, since its inception in January 2017, as part of the Tourism Dirham Platform, has been gauging the carbon impression of hotels in Dubai. On a monthly basis, hotels are instructed to speak about their intake of nine sources of carbon emission: electricity, district cooling, liquefied petroleum gas, water, landfill waste, recycled waste, diesel, petrol and refrigerants.

This data is combined and evaluated to provide precious industry understandings regarding the tourism segment’s joint carbon footprint. In addition, by framing a standard along with steady tracking, this data helps hotels to recognize their consumption of waste, energy and water and detect effective cost-saving prospects.

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