ADIPEC 2023 signs UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now Pledge to reduce environmental impact
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All electricity to be used within ADNEC halls at ADIPEC to be certified as clean by EWEC, while Aggreko to provide solar panels to help power external tent structures
Measures to be implemented at event to further reduce environmental impact and energy consumption, as part of wider roadmap to carbon neutrality
ADIPEC exhibitors to receive sustainability guidelines while all ADIPEC participants can calculate, monitor and offset their travel-related carbon emissions through CHOOOSE tool
Abu Dhabi, 25 September 2023 – ADIPEC 2023, the world’s largest energy exhibition and conference, has signed the Climate Neutral Now Pledge from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The pledge represents one of several steps in ADIPEC’s roadmap towards carbon neutrality and the implementation of an actionable Carbon Management Plan.
One of several initiatives launched by the UNFCCC secretariat to increase climate action, the Initiative encourages and supports governments, companies, organizations and individuals to act now in order to achieve a climate neutral world by 2050, as specified in the Paris Agreement.
Taking place in Abu Dhabi from 2-5 October under the theme of Decarbonising. Faster. Together., ADIPEC 2023 will unite industries to accelerate responsible action and credible solutions to decarbonise quicker and future-proof the energy system. The event will convene the entire energy value-chain to facilitate global conversation and foster cross-sector collaboration to address the most critical energy and climate challenges we face today.
Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events, organisers of ADIPEC 2023, said: “In line with dmg event’s sustainability strategy, ADIPEC’s theme of ‘Decarbonising. Faster. Together.’, and in support of global energy progress, we recognise the need for collaborative action and tangible solutions to tackle critical climate and energy challenges the world faces today.
“Towards this end, ADIPEC is committed to championing a cleaner, more secure future, placing utmost priority on advancing climate action and ensuring that sustainability runs through the entirety of the event, from our own offerings and operations to that of our participants and stakeholders.”
Beyond the climate pledge, ADIPEC is working to minimise the environmental impact of the event through a robust Carbon Management Plan that focuses on the event’s carbon emissions and resource use. The plan includes the establishment of ADIPEC’s roadmap toward carbon neutrality, which will start with estimating ADIPEC’s carbon footprint and implementing responsive mitigation strategies.
To reduce the impact of the upcoming edition of ADIPEC, the event has partnered with the Emirates Electricity and Water Company (EWEC) to ensure all energy used within the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) venue halls is clean, as certified through EWEC’s Clean Energy Certificates. Solar energy will also help power external exhibition tents through a partnership with Aggreko.
With ADIPEC expected to attract more than 160,000 expected attendees, 2,200 exhibiting companies, and 15,000 delegates, dmg events has recognised that ADIPEC’s environmental impact goes beyond the event’s hosting to include the carbon emissions that participating in and organising ADIPEC facilitates.
In that regard, ADIPEC is promoting sustainability amongst its stakeholders in two major ways. It has partnered with CHOOOSE to provide ADIPEC’s participants with access to a tool through which they can input their travel activities, calculate how much carbon they are responsible for emitting and take action to offset their emissions. ADIPEC has also provided its exhibitors with detailed sustainability guidelines to encourage them to adopt environmentally-responsible behaviours and practices at ADIPEC and generally.
To reduce ADIPEC’s resource consumption and carbon emissions, the event will work on preserving resources and reducing waste. This includes prioritising the use of recycled material onsite and providing recycling bins throughout the venue. ADIPEC’s venue partner ADNEC has also partnered with the food wastage reduction software provider Winnow, to reduce food waste in ADNEC’s kitchens. ADIPEC is also supporting the circular economy by promoting the reuse of stand buildout materials and audiovisual equipment through its partnerships with GES Events and MediaPro, respectively.
A major way in which ADIPEC promotes sustainability is through its conference and exhibition programme. ADIPEC’s comprehensive conference programme, featuring 350+ sessions across 10 conferences, addresses the world's most pressing climate and energy challenges, with a special focus on decarbonisation and sustainability.
The Decarbonisation Accelerator on the show floor will showcase groundbreaking projects from companies across the energy value chain, while ADIPEC’s Start-up Hub will spotlight the industry’s leading innovators and their transformative emissions-reducing technologies. Moreover, the Decarbonisation Connect initiative will allow exhibitors to share their decarbonisation strategies and foster greater collaboration across critical sectors, thus creating a supportive ecosystem for the pursuit of sustainability.
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