Supporting cooperation towards greener events

Have you ever wondered how to reduce the ecological impact of your meetings? How can you ensure that your next event will have the minimum impact on the environment? Have you ever thought about the energy and the waste generated by project workshops?

In collaboration with the Interreg Med programme and its community of projects, the ETC-UMA, lead partner of the project PANACeA featuring a community of 11 Biodiversity Protection projects, hosted a Med Webinar on 10 July 2018 for project partners and institutions wishing to share their expertise and findings and contribute to building a series of Guidelines for Greening Med Events.

Led by the Med Green Growth and Biodiversity Protection Communities, the #MedGreenEvent webinar initiative attracted more than 140 people who registered from the Sustainable Tourism, Efficient Buildings, Renewable Energy, Blue Growth, Urban Transports and Social and Creative projects to learn from each other which could be the best solutions to address the impact of their meeting organization choices, from catering and cutlery to measuring the carbon footprint and choosing the right venue.

The webinar builds on the initial collaboration effort to produce the first set of Guidelines to be updated with recommendations from participating projects.  The promotion of participatory and integrating initiatives is part of a series of actions promoted by ETC-UMA to foster an ecosystem based approach to biodiversity protection and management in the Mediterranean.

A video version and a summary report will be published shortly in the Interreg Med website and through our social media.