Energy / Climate Change

November 25, 2010


MOE Establishes Carbon Offset Guidelines for Conferences and Events

Keywords: Climate Change Government 

The 1st meeting of the Carbon Offset Study Panel on Conferences and Events, an advisory committee set up by Japan's Ministry of the Environment, took place on July 16, 2010. In the committee, existing relevant standards will be sorted out and calculation methods for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the scope of offset boundary and application methods for guidelines aiming at conferences and events will be examined to formulate a new policy, such as credible guidelines, by the end of 2010.

Unlike carbon offsetting for products and services, as conferences and events are one-time events, there are many challenges to be addressed with regard to ideal standards and effective initiatives to promote carbon offset efforts.

In an effort to refer to effective initiatives of the past, the committee is also considering compiling case examples, aiming to promote carbon offset projects among organizers of Conferences and events, such as companies, local governments, non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations.

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Posted: 2010/11/25 06:00:15 AM