Towards a sustainable and climate-neutral event
Plan your event!
In order to reduce environmental impacts of a meeting, PAP/RAC carries out the following actions:
Calculate your emissions!
A Carbon Footprint is “the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)”. Calculators for CO2 emissions enable us to measure the environmental impact of events, flight, car, households, etc.
MyClimate calculator for CO2 emissions: Calculate/compensate emissions from flights, cars, households, corporate, events, cruises, … (local/global)
10 Tips for reducing your carbon footprint:
Sustainability reports of PAP/RAC meetings
PAP/RAC 2017 NFPs meeting (3-4 May 2017, Split, Croatia)
Workshop to discuss the Regional Framework for ICZM and MSP (5-6 April 2017, Athens, Greece)
Sustainable MAP Operations Task Force
The objective of the TF is to further enhance the sustainability of the MAP events as well as other aspects of the operations of the MAP system. The main goal is to orientate the internal practices of the MAP System to enhance its operational sustainability with an emphasis on even sustainability in line with ISO 20121 requirements, for which the RACs could eventually apply when feasible.
What is ISO 20121?
ISO 20121 is a management system standard that has been designed to help organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their event related activities, products and services. The purpose of the Standard is to provide a framework on how to implement a management system to manage sustainable development issues - taking into account social, economic and environmental factors. Rather than being a checklist, it requires a systematic approach to addressing sustainable development issues in relation to event planning. It is aimed at the event organizer, rather than a single event. Successful implementation of an event sustainability management system will ensure continual performance improvement and management of issues rather than an ad-hoc approach.
Recommendations to participants on "green behaviour"
In order to make our meeting as sustainable as possible, here are some practical advices on "green behavior", which you, the PAP/RAC meeting participants, are kindly requested to respect: