A sustainable event
Five initiatives for a sustainable event
Catalonia is involved in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia 2021 aims to minimize the environmental impact of its event and as such contribute to SDG 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production, and SDG 13: Climate Action. In order to do so, a Sustainability Plan for the event has been developed with aims, actions and monitoring indicators.
This is how we'll do it:
Commitment to sustainable companies
The companies involved in the event share the organization’s commitment to holding a sustainable event and complete greening training. Many companies also have environmental management systems such as EMAS.
Dematerialization, use of low impact materials and recycling
We don’t print our programmes. Lanyard ribbons, passes and holders are made from recycled and recyclable materials and our participants will be able to return them once the event ends to be reused or recycled. All spaces will have sorting containers for generated waste. Signs and decorations will be made from materials that were produced with a low environmental impact and will be reused after the event.
Sustainable food service
In order to avoid waste, menus served during the event are designed to avoid excess. In the case there is a surplus, food will be donated to a third-sector social entity. We avoid single-use plastic bottles and packaging in the event’s menus and ceremonies, all while respecting protective sanitary measures for COVID-19.
We encourage use of public transport and bicycles and, only when necessary, use shared transport vehicles with low emissions.
We reduce the event’s CO2 emissions through sustainable mobility, dematerialization, efficient energy measures in the event’s celebration spaces or through using materials with a low environmental impact. We calculate all CO2 emissions generated throughout the event.