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CALCULATION OF THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF THE EVENT IN COLLABORATION WITH CLIMATEPARTNER

Among the sustainability measures of this year’s European Women’s Handball Championship, an assessment of the effectiveness of reducing the carbon footprint is also defined. at least partial offset. In cooperation with the international company ClimatePartner, the organizers will take a holistic approach to the climate strategy. Since 2006, ClimatePartner has been helping and advising private and public organizations on their way to a more sustainable operation. They carry out and advise on the measurement and calculation of the carbon footprint and the carbon offset of non-reduced emissions. They are guided by the globally accepted emission reporting standard, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), which provides a methodology for calculating the carbon footprint.

The calculation of the Women’s EHF Euro 2022 carbon footprint will be based on the obtained data on the consumption of thermal energy sources, electricity, mobility of teams, fans and staff, water, food and drink, generated waste, etc. during the event. This will be the first calculation of the carbon footprint of a sporting event in Slovenia!

The calculation of the carbon footprint is followed by the definition of the main points of emissions and the preparation of system solutions for their permanent limitation in future similar events. As part of cooperation with ClimatePartner, the organizers will support selected carbon offset projects in the field of environmental protection, positive contribution to society or green energy.

GLOSSARY OF THERMS

  • Carbon footprint: The sum of all greenhouse gas emissions, which are directly or indirectly caused by a person, organization, event or product, is called a carbon footprint.

  • Carbon offset: A financial instrument that means monetary valuation and reduction of the greenhouse effect by purchasing greenhouse gas emissions. It is measured in tons of CO2 equivalent, even if it applies to all categories of greenhouse gases.

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