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Regenerative Tourism

The Red Sea Project is grounded in sustainability and regenerative tourism in its fullest sense. Our master plan is informed by the largest marine spatial planning simulation ever undertaken, modeling the environmental impact of developing and operating the destination.

Tourism, properly harnessed, can and must serve the needs of the environment if it is to be sustainable in the long term. 

This includes protecting the environment and the species that call it home, as well as supporting the local communities living in close proximity to the destination.

We are committed to aligning the project with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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At the Red Sea Development Company, we aim to set new standards in regenerative development, respecting the natural world, creating opportunities for the local communities and protecting the destination for the future.

We aspire to be the world leader in environmental regeneration across planning, construction and operation. Developmental, regulatory, and technological measures will ensure we protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment.

As a result of our marine spatial planning exercise, our master plan predicts a 30 percent net conservation benefit in the next two decades and we’re leaving 75% of our island archipelago untouched, with 9 islands designated special conservation zones.

We are planning to power the destination with 100 percent renewable energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all of which will be generated by solar and wind. To do this, we’re building the largest battery storage facility in the world to guarantee supply at night-time.

A principled approach

We are developing a regulatory framework that comprises innovative policies and strategies to facilitate our ambitious sustainability and regeneration commitments. This includes the regulation of fisheries, removal of invasive species in the area, conservation zones and the expansion of green and blue habitats to encourage regeneration and carbon sequestration.

We’ve invested heavily in innovative construction methods such as off-site manufacturing while we are using sustainable products and materials, for example green concrete.

AMBITIOUS TARGETS

100% reliance on renewable energy

75% LEED Buildings Accreditation

30% net positive conservation impact

75% of the destination’s islands will remain undeveloped

Less than 1% of the total Project area (28,000 square kilometers) to be developed

9 islands designated as special conservation zones