We helped VisitScotland and the Enterprise Network (Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and South of Scotland Enterprise) kickstart their work on destination climate action planning by launching pilot schemes in Glasgow, the Outer Hebrides, and Inverness & Loch Ness (chosen with the aim of representing different tourism types and contexts). We then helped these three destinations to develop a framework to guide climate action planning, produce their initial Climate Action Plans, and act as a demonstration for other Scottish destinations.
Working with the three pilot destinations, Glasgow, the Outer Hebrides and Inverness & Loch Ness as well as others across Scotland, we provided the knowledge, relationships, tools, and inspiration needed to effectively integrate climate action within their strategies, policies, and plans. Our activities included the following:
Introduction to Destination Climate Action Planning: two online workshops at the start and end of the work, enabling wider Scottish destinations to learn from experts, and from each other, about the five pathways for action identified in the Glasgow Declaration
Bespoke support for the three pilot destinations to help them with development of their Initial Climate Action Plan, centred around a series of Climate Quick Wins, as well as laying the building blocks for future planning
Provision of tools to support the action-planning methodology
Initial climate action plans developed for three Scottish destinations – Glasgow, the Outer Hebrides and Inverness & Loch Ness
Training content and tools to accelerate climate action knowledge and capacity in destinations