Top News PATA partners launch net zero methodology for hotels By TTG Asia / Posted on 18 January, 2022 15:56 PATA has partnered with global hospitality, travel and tourism sector organisations to release a new methodology to guide hotels on how to set a net zero pathway. The Net Zero Methodology for Hotels provides detailed guidance on how hotels can approach the technical aspects of net zero, such as what should be included in Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions; milestones to be reached by target years such as 2025, 2030 and 2040; and how to approach decarbonisation through renewable energy. The methodology provides comprehensive guidance for hotels wishing to achieve net zero The methodology also provides guidance on alignment with frameworks such as the Science Based Targets Initiative, Race to Zero and the Glasgow Declaration. Graham Harper, PATA sustainability and social responsibility advisor, said: “Although many parts of Asia are still suffering significantly from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, as we gradually reopen, it is clear that sustainability is top of the agenda. This methodology will help hotel companies understand the steps they need to take to get on the path to net zero.” The methodology is authored by Greenview, a global sustainable hospitality consultancy, in partnership with PATA, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and WTTC. It was developed through a collaborative process with industry experts, including an advisory group of over 20 hotel companies, and after a wide stakeholder consultation. The Net Zero Methodology for Hotels is available for download here.