AIME is again working with Climate Friendly to take
positive actions to minimise the impact of carbon emissions.
AIME will reduce waste, paper and transport and
encourage exhibitors, hosted buyers and exhibitors to become more
mindful of their responsibility to contribute to a greener event.
Where emissions cannot be directly reduced, they will be
compensated for by purchasing the highest quality carbon credits
thereby supporting renewable energy.
Climate Friendly has calculated emissions for
all air travel AIME controls, comprising paid for travel for
hosted buyers, media, speakers, staff and VIPS. Other calculated
emissions include electricity used by the venue, accommodation
provided by AIME, paper consumption, waste, and all official AIME
Based on Climate Friendly’s calculations, AIME
has offset 1,334.4 tonnes of emissions through purchasing carbon
credits from renewable energy projects.
International renewable energy credits have been
purchased from the Gudhepanchgani wind farm in Maharashtra, India,
and the Kangwal Biomass project in Thailand.
Both projects reduce
the need to burn fossil fuels to produce energy and have
sustainable development co-benefits.
These projects comply with
the Kyoto Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project standards and
have the additional benefit of providing much needed energy
security to a remote region that previously suffered from
unreliable energy sources.
Paul Kennedy, MBE, Group Exhibition Director,
Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings and Incentive Events said, “We understand that our events and processes can
have both a positive and negative impact on environmental, social
and economic issues so our intention is to provide event
management that wherever practicable minimises the negative and
maximises the positive impacts.”
AIME 09, the 17th AsiaPacific Incentives & Meetings
Expo will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Australia on 17
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