Greening the WEEC Congress
A large number of congresses, seminars and conferences are now held all over the world. Unfortunately, these events have avariety of negative effects on the environment.
The United Nations Program for the Environment (UNEP) has published guidelines to reduce these effects and we will follow them in organizing the seventh WEEC. Making event slike the WEEC greeneris a significant and tangible contribution in the pursuit of sustainability. Each meeting or conference has a negative impact on the environment (increasedecologicalfootprint).
Examples are transport, air conditioning, the documents provided to the participants, food and accommodation. All of thisconsumption of naturalresources (energy, water and paper) produceswaste and contributes to air and water pollution locally and globally, as well as having an impact on climate change through the emission of green house gases.
A sustainableeventisdesigned and constructed to reduceconsumption, to mitigate the social and environmental impact and to leave a positive mark on the host community.
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