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COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study
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COP15 Event Sustainability Case Study

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GMIC Case study of how the Danish Government implemented sustainability at cop15. Showcases Cisco solutions.

GMIC Case study of how the Danish Government implemented sustainability at cop15. Showcases Cisco solutions.

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  • 1. UN Climate Conference sustainability and technology event management case study Presentation by Guy Bigwood, MCI Group Sustainability Director 2010 President Green Meeting Industry Council
  • 2. Objectives Show how sustainability and technology can be used to increase delegate effectiveness, reputation and bottom line results. - Provide a high-level strategic framework for sustainability - Sharing some tips and experiences
  • 3. Presume that you understand this? De cl inin gr eso ur c es Sustainable Supply A Sustainable Future Current n Sustainable Demand Reality mpt i o co nsu ce s our in g re as In cre Source:The Natural Step
  • 4. Backcasting from Success How do we define the strategy
  • 5. What was COP15? • Conference Of the Parties • 7th – 18th (19th) December 2009 in Bella Center, Copenhagen • 47000 registered for the meeting • Actual attendance of 30222 • Organized by Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the UNFCCC • Largest ever political meeting
  • 6. 126 Heads of State
  • 7. NGOs
  • 8. 4000 Press & Media
  • 9. Biggest international political meeting ever outside New York • 300 tons food: 185,889 organic meals • 350,000 glasses of tap water • 250,000 cups of Fair Trade coffee • 2,500 meetings • Estimated costs for Denmark of 200 million Euros
  • 10. COP15 Logistik | www.cop15.dk From the beginning Sustainability was a priority 1. Security 2. Outcome 3. Showcasing 4. Sustainability
  • 11. So how were we more sustainable?
  • 12. LEADERSHIP COP15 will not be the greenest conference ever – but it will be as sustainable as possible under the given conditions of a large international political summit.’ Jan Christoph Napierski, Head of Section, COP15, Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 13. ENGAGEMENT Copenhagen Sustainable Meetings Protocol Unique and innovative private-public collaboration
  • 14. CSMP FRAMEWORK GRI APEX
  • 15. Strategy: Leveraging Standards
  • 16. OPERATIONAL INTEGRATION
  • 17. Hotels 53% in 18 months From 12% to IFIED H OTELS ECO CERT
  • 18. Operational Integration Green Transportation 1. PRIORITY: Free public transport Facilitate use 94% of delegates used public transport 2. VIP-transportation More than 200 low CO2 cars/vans/buses (hydrogen, biofuel, electric)
  • 19. Operational Integration Food and beverage 75 % organic food at Bella (65% contractual) Almost eliminated bottled water Climate Menus (No beef – More Veg – Local)
  • 20. Operational Integration Communication No Gift Policy - $600.000 saved - 11 sponsored students - Easy story to tell
  • 21. Communication “We have tried to make a new and different conference in Copenhagen. We have no bottled water, only pure, clean drinking water from the tap. Two thirds of all food here at the conference is organic. We have tried as hard as possible to limit the carbon footprint of the conference.” COP15 Opening Address by H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen Prime Minister of Denmark
  • 22. AudioVisuals $33.000 SAVED
  • 23. Virtual Participation Web: 1,650,000 visitors during the conference Webcast: 200 sessions COP15 Facebook, COP15 had + 42,000 fans Twitter - 13,000 followers YouTube - 5.2 million channel views
  • 24. ' KW d KW
  • 25. TelePresence Delegates used Cisco TelePresence for: Updates to their home countries on the progress of negotiations Media and Press briefings Consultation with experts Involving interested parties that were unable to travel to COP15
  • 26. COP15 TelePresence Infrastructure COP15 TelePresence • Cisco TelePresence Exchange • 4 TP units for meetings at the based in UNICC, Geneva conference site in Copenhagen • “Anchor tenants” at UN HQ (New • Connected to 77 Cisco York), UNFCCC (Bonn), UNOG TelePresence rooms around the (Geneva), UNEP (Nairobi), world And 23 Danish embassies UNICC (Geneva), Danish Ministry • WebEx integration in TP-meetings of Climate and Energy
  • 27. Nepal’s Environment Minister conducting Press Briefing back to Kathmandu One of 149 meetings and 250+ hours of use
  • 28. The UN iSeeT@COP15 TelePresence Stage Set Up UN Round Table Meetings Key Note Speakers from all over the world
  • 29. RESULTS
  • 30. CSMP FRAMEWORK GRI APEX
  • 31. GOOD GOVERNANCE 20% reduction in CO2 emissions at the Bella Center 22% reduction in local emissions 100% emissions offset
  • 32. Event benchmarked against other event sustainability
  • 33. Performance against objectives 35 objectives 15 exceeded expectations 17 satisfied expectations 3 did not match expectations - Venue waste management effectiveness - Photocoping machines and recycled paper - No reduction in infrastructure water usage
  • 34. ROI $280.000 Organisers Investment in Sustainability $720.000 Savings Additional $1million invested in offsetting. Danish Government took full responsibility
  • 35. Satisfying delegate expectations Source: Survey by Deloitte among 411 COP15 delegates
  • 36. COP15 Logistik | www.cop15.dk PR Recognition Over 50 articles GreenBiz09 Spe of H cial A ono war ur 2 d 010
  • 37. Copenhagen Sustainable Meetings Protocol www.csmp.dk
  • 38. THE END almost
  • 39. W DO YOU HO THE ELER ATE ACC ILITY SU STAINAB EVE NTS Of YOUR
  • 40. The GMIC is the premier global community solely dedicated to sustainability not only through education, but also by spearheading research, policy and standards for the meetings and event industry
  • 41. Our vision is to transform the meetings industry, creating a more successful and sustainable global meetings marketplace.
  • 42. Advisors to the advisors LEAD – INSPIRE - SUSTAIN
  • 43. What do we do for our community? NETWORKING NETWORKING RECOGNITION RECOGNITION TOOLS TOOLS EDUCATION STANDARDS STANDARDS KNOWLEDGE BUSINESS TRAINING TRAINING RESEARCH RESEARCH ADVOCACY ADVOCACY POLICY POLICY
  • 44. THE END Really?
  • 45. You have the power to create CHANGE?
  • 46. For more information Guy.bigwood@mci-group.com www.greenmeetings.info LessConversationMoreAction.com

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