Excerpt from Warmer Bulletin e-news, 25 September 2009
'The UNEP Green Meeting Guide 2009 is designed to assist organisers and hosts of small to medium-sized meetings in including green considerations as early as possible in the preparation of the event. It describes the issues to consider in the planning phase and provides a very simple and concrete check list to pick and choose concrete actions to carry out.
The Guide consists of five different elements:
Section 1: Green meetings: What to Know
Part A: Introduction - an introduction to the concept of greening meetings, and the benefits this can bring to the organisers...
Part B: Management and Communication - guidance on management and communication aspects of greening meetings.
Part C: Greening your meeting - an overview of the key environmental impacts of a meeting, and how these may be minimised - especially venue selection, accommodation, catering, local transportation, logistics.
Part D: Climate neutrality - proposals for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions generated by a meeting, especially through the impacts of long-distance travel in order to leave a positive 'Climate Legacy'.
Section 2: "Green Meetings: What to Do"
Part E: The Greening Meetings Checklist - detailed greening recommendations for the day to day preparation of a meeting...'