The Business Travel Show (BTS) Dubai has signed an agreement to offset its carbon emissions with Carbon Capital Markets, a leading carbon trader and fund manager.
This is the second year that the two have worked together to offset the show’s carbon footprint. Carbon Capital Markets CEO, Lionel Fretz said, “We are delighted to be working with the Business Travel Show Dubai again.
The extension of this programme highlights the role that offsetting can play in minimising the environmental impact that commercial activities can have. At the same time, it also shows our part in assisting Dubai's pledge in contributing to international efforts to combating environmental challenges.”
The BTS Dubai 2008 is taking place on October 20 to 21 at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena in Dubai. Sally Maltby, BTS event director said, “We hope we will raise awareness of climate change responsibilities in the run up to and during the show. The Business Travel Show Dubai is committed to looking at ways to reduce its carbon footprint by cutting emissions wherever possible and offsetting those emissions that remain unavoidable.”
Emissions to be offset will include those generated by the venue building, courtesy diesel buses used to transport delegates to and from the desert car parking area, as well as the event staff and speaker and moderators’ personal travel to and from the show. Visitors and exhibitors at the show will also be encouraged to offset their own travel.
Carbon Capital Markets will retire Kyoto compliant carbon credits known as Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) to offset the BTS's carbon emissions. CERs are quality offsets which meet stringent criteria, and can be sold in the compliance and voluntary offsetting markets.
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