UNEP Green Meeting Guide
July 19, 2010  //  By:   //  Blog Post  //  No Comment

Are you planning an environmental conference, training course or meeting? Make sure that your event is completely imbued by environmental concerns, not only in theory but also in practice. Meetings in person provide great opportunities for discussing, exchanging experiences, networking and advancing ideas for sustainability. Thinking and talking is imperative, but for real change to happen we must also act to be the change we want to see.

For this purpose, UNEP in cooperation with ICLEI produced a Green Meeting Guide in 2009, full of useful advice on how to reduce negative environmental impacts of organized events. The Guide provides a checklist for everything from how to choose the venue and cater for meals and accommodation, to heating and cooling the premises and communicating the necessity of green meetings. The Guide is written for UN staff but will be of interest to non-UN event organizers as well.

The work builds on extensive experiences of ICLEI’s Greening Events Initiative. Download the Green Meeting Guide as PDF here.

About the Author :

Maria Ivanova is the Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project and Associate Professor at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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