Sustainable event

Copenhagen Sustainability Guide

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Congresses and events as drivers of sustainable development

Wonderful Copenhagen’s ambition for 2030 is that tourism in Greater Copenhagen positively impacts local and global sustainable development.  Thus, our aim is that the majority of events and congresses hosted in Copenhagen are drivers of sustainable development supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

Congresses and events not only have the potential to crucially influence knowledge exchange, culture, innovation, talent attraction and development, they also have the potential to support and push global agendas such as the SDGs. Yet, we must also acknowledge that congresses and events often leave a less positive footprint on the host destination, such as the emission of carbon and the sometimes extensive use of materials. Thus, we all have a responsibility to address the downsides, and with this guide, we wish to encourage events and congresses in Copenhagen to take part in becoming a new generation of sustainable advocates.

We have developed Copenhagen Sustainability Guide to help you do exactly this. It is produced in close collaboration with consultants from LEADERLAB who conducted several interviews with event organisers about their work, needs and wishes, as well as having conversations about how events ultimately can drive sustainable development in the meeting and event industry.

In the guide, you will find tips, tricks, tools and cases, which we hope will inspire, assist and encourage you to push the boundaries for making ambitious, sustainable congresses and events with lasting sustainable impact. 

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