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The Climate Finance Day will go beyond CO2 reduction and take immediate action to protect the planet. To do so, the event will support a sustainable project selected by the participants to account for its residual emissions.

Before and during the event, participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite project that either captures or reduces CO2 emissions.

To make an event carbon neutral, you must reduce as much as possible the sources of emissions. An event can lower its carbon footprint by acting on catering, on single-use plastic, on the interconnection with public transportation, by reducing the amount of waste, and by improving energy efficiency and the use of clean energy.

Once the reduction is at its maximum, an event will still have residual CO2 emissions, which are the unavoidable emissions linked to the event. In most cases, these emissions are related to air travel and transportation, accommodation, and the conference venue.

An event can support sustainable projects globally by compensating for those residual emissions.

Finance for Tomorrow is collaborating with ClimateSeed ( a climate-action platform) to transform the event into climate action and reach carbon neutrality.

What is a carbon-neutral event? And How does it work?

We know that climate change is accelerating and it is mainly driven by increasing carbon emissions. The event has adopted an emissions reduction strategy to minimize its environmental impact; however, even the most sustainable event has unavoidable emissions.

Finance for Tomorrow decided to join the movement and tackle climate change by making the Climate Finance Day carbon neutral.

The Climate Finance Day will go beyond CO2 reduction and take immediate action to protect the planet. To do so, the event will support a sustainable project selected by the participants to account for its residual emissions. Before and during the event, participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite project that either captures or reduces CO2 emissions.

Not only are those preserving the planet: they also do contribute to achieving of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN. These projects are located in developing countries, which are the most vulnerable to climate change.

Why is this event carbon neutral?
The venue

The venue is certified ISO 14001, an international recognition in favor of the environmental management implemented within event venues in France.

As a responsible player in the events sector, the GL events Group has been committed to a sustainable development policy for several years, in particular through the implementation of the "Think Green" action programme and the formalization of a Code of Ethics and Conduct encouraging a sense of responsibility towards the environment.

GL events Venues, a specialist in event venue management, made this commitment a reality in 2012 by deploying an ISO 14001 certification process integrated into the operational management of its French sites,  to meet the expectations and needs of its stakeholders, limit environmental impacts and prevent pollution risks and ensure site compliance in a demanding regulatory context.

This approach also responds to an increasing demand  for the choice of their event site. The main challenges are related to:
the management of waste produced on the sites during events that take place there but also outside the events, energy control of buildings, taking into account the specificities of each building and technical and economic constraints and optimization of water consumption in buildings,