limiting an event’s carbon footprint
In the case of transport for example, which accounts for the major part of your event’s carbon footprint, think about the venue for the event and the means of transport to get there or encourage the use of public transport.
Energy, catering and communications are also particularly relevant areas in which to limit the carbon impact of your event.
ADERE can help you to eco-design an event: www.evenementresponsable.fr
your residual emissions
Using easily accessible on-line calculators, you can assess item-by-item the quantity of greenhouse gases emitted by your event.
what cannot be avoided
Despite these efforts, there will still be some carbon emissions. They are irreducible and can therefore be offset.
Carbon offsetting consists of purchasing carbon credits to fund an eco-project involving activities that help to spare greenhouse gas emissions. Each tonne of CO2 avoided on that eco-project corresponds to the issue of one carbon credit.
Offsetting is a solution of last resort and must not be seen as a substitute for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at source.
To offset your emissions properly, you must understand what carbon offsetting is and get to know the different types of projects you can support.
the event’s carbon offsetting
The added value of carbon offsetting lies partly in the message associated with that approach.
Your communications will above all highlight your efforts to reduce your event’s impact on the climate at source. That’s vital.
Depending on the type of project supported, your message will be geared towards supporting an international solidarity project or project to combat climate change in your home area.