Events are an integral part of human life: we gather to connect with each other, to celebrate achievements or to share ideas. Similarly to any other human activity, events entail a significant climate footprint.
Yet, it is possible for events, may they be small or large, to be climate neutral - like the FIFA Football World Cup, as you can see in the below video.
Organizers can achieve the carbon neutrality of their event(s) by following these three simple steps:
- Measure the event's greenhouse gas emissions
- Reduce these emissions as much as possible by taking adequate measures,
- Compensate the emissions that are unavoidable, by using United Nations Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs).
It you are an individual organizing an event such as a wedding for example, you may want to consider visiting the Citizens’ Climate Neutral Now dedicated page, where you will find relevant information and learn about the Citizens Pledge.
If you are organizing an event for a company or an organization, you may also want to visit the Companies and Organizations Climate Neutral Now dedicated page, where you will find relevant resources and learn about the Climate Neutral Now Pledge.
Should you require any assistance throughout this process, please see our Resources section.
Many events have taken the step to become climate neutral, such as for example: