Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH has joined the "Net Zero Carbon Events" initiative as a signatory. The initiative stands for a worldwide cooperation of the event industry to meet the challenges of the global climate crisis and to overcome them together. In this way, the trade fair and congress industry is making it clear that it will actively collaborate on solutions and new concepts. The initiative was officially presented at the World Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26) in November 2021.
Goals of the initiative
"Net Zero Carbon Events" aims to bring together a broad range of stakeholders to jointly:
communicate the event industry’s commitment to combating climate change and the pursuit of "Net Zero."
develop methods to measure the industry's direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions.
create an industry-wide roadmap for Net Zero by 2050 and emissions reductions by 2030.
encourage collaboration with suppliers and customers, with the goal of joint alignment and definition of common approaches.
define mechanisms for reporting progress and sharing best practices.
To this end, the initiative is initially developing a roadmap by the end of 2022 in a participatory process that will provide companies in the events industry with a framework for action from which they can derive their own specific programs in each case.
Here you can learn more about the trend-setting project: