Fira de Barcelona is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability by launching BforPlanet, focused on promoting the United Nations' SDGs within the private sector.Read more
Implementing operational and behavioural changes
ECC reduces greenhouse gas emissions
The Edmonton Convention Centre (ECC) has released its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, committing to implementing operational and behavioural changes that will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2035 (from 2018 levels). The ECC's plan aims to support the City of Edmonton's GHG reduction plan of reducing emissions by 35% by 2035. "The message from the City of Edmonton is clear—we need to act faster and on a larger scale to mitigate climate change. As stewards of a public facility, we have a responsibility to contribute to the City of Edmonton's GHG reduction targets and have substantial potential to help the city reach these goals," said Arlindo Gomes, vice president, Venue Management, Edmonton Economic Development. "By recognising the importance of managing the carbon footprint created by our operations, we are positioning ourselves among the early adopters of long-term sustainable business planning in our industry." Implementation of the venue's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan will begin in January 2020 and is the final step toward the centre obtaining its Climate Smart certification.
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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently became the first venue in Malaysia to partner with Food Aid Foundation to connect surplus with the world of needs. The foundation is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that rescues surplus food and groceries and distributes it to people in need. Under the partnership, the Centre will be providing its surplus food and raising awareness surrounding the importance of limiting food waste amongst its team members and the general public.Read more