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Davos - pioneer as a sustainable destination

Davos is setting out to be Switzerland’s first climate-neutral holiday resort by 2030. To this end, guests and businesses are joining up to fund the myclimate Climate Fund Davos, which supports climate projects in the town. It is run by the destination organisation, the municipality and Foundation myclimate.

Photo: Destination Davos Klosters/Matin Bissig

With the Davos Climate 2030 project and the creation of the myclimate Climate Fund Davos, the world-famous holiday, leisure and convention resort of Davos is taking a big step towards sustainable tourism. On the initiative of the destination organisation, tourism providers, event organisers and the commercial sector are participating in an initiative that reduces and offsets the climate effects of their activities. myclimate acts as a supporter and consultant.

Fifty per cent of the funds raised will be invested in carbon offset projects in the Grisons, Switzerland and worldwide. Thirty-five per cent goes towards measures used by the participating companies make their businesses more sustainable, and 15 per cent flows into a new myclimate Climate Fund Davos. This fund finances local projects that reduce CO2 emissions while at the same time strengthening local suppliers and businesses, conserving local resources and offering guests and customers high-quality experiences and products.

Guests demand sustainable thinking

The climate fund is fed equally by tourism providers, businesses and voluntary contributions from visitors to Davos who wish to make their stay climate-neutral: businesses that participate in the initiative contribute a small amount of their turnover to the fund. Their guests and customers can also make a voluntary contribution.

The destination organisation, numerous companies and the municipality have already been committed to sustainability for years. “The myclimate Climate Fund Davos has created a vessel that all providers and guests can use to participate in the town’s continued sustainable development.

With this initiative, Davos stands out as a pioneer in sustainability for a tourism destination and is thus to a certain extent leading the way in terms of comprehensive climate protection.

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