UNFCCC (United Nations Climate Change Secretariat )

Promotion of voluntary climate action and sustainability in the events and meetings industry

  • Overview

    The intended partnership focuses on the promotion of sustainability and climate action in the events industry. It would implement the following activities:

    •Development of software to support the improvement of the sustainability of events (meetings, conferences, expos etc.), estimate its environmental footprint, compensate greenhouse gas emissions produced, and report on the overall sustainability-related results of the events;
    •Identification of best practices to reduce the environmental impact of events and meetings, including their climate footprint;
    •Identification and access to relevant databases to perform the calculations of environmental footprint of events;
    •Development of communication materials for outreach to events and meetings organizers, including but not limited to publications, websites, and videos;
    •Outreach to associations, private companies and other organizations in the event organization industry and their main clients to invite them to address their environmental impact, including compensation of unavoidable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;

    The software mentioned above would be available to the United Nations system organizations, in addition to external stakeholders to be agreed.

    Further Information

    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Sustainable Development Goals

    12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Issue areas

    Climate Change; Energy; Water and Sanitation

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Other; Travel & Leisure

    Timing

    It is expected that this partnership would run for a period of 2 years, which may be renewed upon mutual agreement by the secretariat and the partner(s).

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