Reducing Our Impact
While all conferences inevitably have a significant ecological and carbon footprint, the organisers of Adaptation Futures 2018 are actively planning to reduce or offset the conference footprint as much as possible. Minimising the conference footprint depends on every single participant and we count on everyone to make this conference notably and visibly environmentally friendly in both word and action.
Delegates were offered the option on registration to offset their flight emissions. As of 6 June, 517.45 tCO2e has been offset through Credible Carbon.
We expect AF2018 delegates to adhere to level 6b water restrictions: 50 ℓ per person per day.
The conference recognises the burden of this event on water resources, as well as the cost of desalinated water used at the conference venue. Adaptation Futures 2018 will compensate for the 200 000ℓ of water used by all delegates at the conference by donating rain water harvesting tanks to a local project that will reduce future municipal consumption.
The CTICC has aligned all its sustainability efforts and commitments with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. The CTICC venue supports energy efficiency, recycling and waste minimisation. As much as possible the conference uses natural lighting.
Adaptation futures 2018 has selected a delicious menu with only vegetarian and Halaal items. All food products are locally sources and in season, as far as possible.
Your conference bag is made locally with organic materials. Your bag is durable and stylish for re-use beyond the conference.
Each delegate will receive a personalised and durable water bottle which can be refilled at a water point.
Conference bag items are all eco-friendly and constructed with recycled/ reused material.
Adaptation Futures 2018 is making all programmes, information and abstract books available digitally on our website to reduce the number of printed products.
Green Cabs is our preferred shuttle service to/ from Cape Town International Airport and offers a carbon compensated service. Green Cabs will manage all conference transport needs for the Learning Journeys, Gala dinner and Master Classes.