The exchange at conferences is important for the fruitful discussion of ideas, for finding new inspirations, discovering new job opportunities, and for networking with potential collaborators. The benefits of travelling to the venue, however, come at a great cost for the environment. In order to compensate for a fraction of the carbon footprint that this conference will inevitably cause, Eurovis 2021 will donate to the nonprofit climate protection organization myclimate to support sustainability projects. Below, you find a small selection of the many international projects that are conducted by myclimate. The donation will be invested in an international climate protection portfolio, not limited to the projects shown below.
Madagascar, Bay of Assassins
This carbon offset project fosters sustainable use of mangroves, or “blue forests”, to avoid deforestation and degradation. Healthy, intact mangrove forests take up carbon, protect the population from natural disasters and help conserve coral reefs – a key habitat for endangered species.www.myclimate.org
Fiji; Vanua Levu (Cakadrove and Macuata provinces)
This carbon offset project aims at preventing further deforestation of a globally significant ecosystem. Instead of earning their living by harvesting timber, the local landowners – several Fijan clans – will establish a protected area which generates carbon credits.www.myclimate.org
A reduction in the use of firewood means habitat for animals, less deforestation, reduction in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere, more time and money, and improved health for women and girls in Rwanda! This can be achieved with the subsidised sale of energy efficient cook stoves to families around the Volcanoes National Park in North-West Rwanda.www.myclimate.org
Would you like to participate? Carbon emission calculators compute the tons of CO2 that were released due to your trip to the conference. Numerous organizations oversee and carry out sustainability projects, from renewable energy, to clean water and recycling. We encourage you to read more about the current global carbon emissions and to become active.
We thank myclimate for providing project descriptions and image material. For more information visit www.myclimate.org.