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Berlin Event -   

making events climate neutral

Project description

Industry: Events

Use Case: CO2 Ticketing

Compensation: 33 Tonnes of CO2

Climate journey

This compensation project describes the 4th and 5th step of the Global Changer climate journey, where climate projects are financially supported and companies communicate the reduction of emissions.

 

You can read the previous steps here.

Background information and goals 

Berlin Event is one of the most sustainable and well established event organizers in Berlin.

With their daughter company Abiball Events, they are normally organizing over 100 events per year and are selling over 30.000 tickets. The goal of them is to make each of those events as sustainable as possible - from the venue to people.

If they can not reduce any of the given emissions, they are compensating the rest. 

This is why we developed together a ticket type that includes a compensation from the attendees. 

Olaf Marsson, 

CEO/Founder Berlin Event 

"Since our company goal is the reforestation of 1 million trees by 2030, we are excited about the possibilities of integration and compensation through Global Changer."

Caculation of the footprint

For the calculation, we used benchmarks of similar event types and input data from Berlin Event to calculate an estimated carbon footprint of one event.

Per event, we estimated that a minimum of 30 Tonnes of CO2 will be emitted. Based on this score, we factored the amount in potential tickets sold. 

After a short amount of time, we exceeded the calculated amount and will use the surplus of the compensated amount to reduce more CO2 out of the atmosphere.

#1 compensation project:

Alto Mayo Protected Forest in Peru

Tropical forests are the Earth’s lungs - absorbing CO₂ and releasing oxygen. 

 

This project protects nearly 450,000 acres from deforestation. Since trees sequester carbon pollution, more trees = less CO₂. The Alto Mayo forest is twice the size of New York City but it’s under threat from deforestation despite its protected status. This project provides technical assistance and advice on the ground to transform illegal loggers into organic coffee farmers and eco-entrepreneurs. Local people earn more while taking pride in protecting the forest and its endangered plants and animals and the planet benefits. The Alto Mayo forest has a simple formula for planet-saving success: save trees in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By teaming up with the local government and communities the project provides education and economic incentives to the local people in exchange for taking care of the land.

Standard information:

  • Verified Carbon Standard

  • CCBA

  • Conservation International

SDG information:

  • Goal 1: No poverty

  • Goal 2: Zero hunger

  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being

  • Goal 4: Quality education

  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

  • Goal 13: Climate action

#2 compensation project:

Brazilian Amazon Rosewood Conservation Project

Preventing deforestation, giving degraded forests an opportunity to regenerate and improving the livelihoods of local Riverine families.

The project has been implemented to prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests by monitoring and conserving nearly 180,000 hectares in 17 privately owned parcels or “Glebas” in the Portel, a micro-region of Brazil. It intends to prevent emissions of 550,000 tonnes every year and 22 million tonnes of CO2 over a 40-year period through improved forest management.

It is managed in the form of a “private conservation reserve” through the development and deployment of a management plan. The plan includes comprehensive monitoring and enforcement built on the existing experience of ongoing surveillance activities in the area, which began in 2008. The medium-term goal is to allow maximum forest regeneration in order to increase the amount of carbon sequestered in the forest.

Standard information:

  • Verified Carbon Standard

  • CCBA

SDG information:

  • Goal 1: No poverty

  • Goal 2: Zero hunger

  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being

  • Goal 4: Quality education

  • Goal 5: Gender equality

  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption & production

  • Goal 13: Climate action

  • Goal 15: Life on land

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