One year on from the Paris Agreement reached at COP 21 last December, we take a look at what carbon targets mean for the event industry. We're delighted to share the thoughts of Nicolas Perin, Programme Manager at the International Tourism Partnership, and his guest blog on hotels and carbon.
This month our focus at Positive Impact is food waste! We believe this is a really important area in terms of both climate change and sustainability. By targeting food waste and food miles you can save money, have a positive impact on the local community, and also reduce your impact on the environment. In this way the choices we make about food contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainability. Also, check out our interview with Selina Juul below!
The 2016 Olympics and Paralympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro, the second most populated city in Brazil and its inspiring people around the world. These are huge scale events on a global platform, it's an opportune time to discuss sustainability initiatives in practice at such mega events.
London 2012 has been a fantastic catalyst for sustainability in the event industry, influencing the development of a British Standard for Sustainable Event Management, BS 8901. This has now been developed into ISO 20121, an International Standard for Sustainable Event Management. We've gathered together a selection of resources from or related to London 2012 that can support your role in making the event industry more sustainable.
The New Normal: Establishing the UK as a global leader in event sustainability’ is the first in a series of Positive Impact reports. In December 2014, Positive Impact Events and Nick de Bois MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group, convened a group of event and sustainability experts from a range of organisations including Anglian Water, Barclays Bank, Leeds Beckett University, the Greater London Authority and IMG.