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Adaptation Futures 2016 minimises its carbon footprint

Adaptation Futures 2016 is about climate change and adaptation. This obliges the organisation even more to minimise the carbon footprint of the conference. Carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced through efficiency and conservation in the use of electricity, paper, supplies and travel. Not only will we do an effort to minimise the carbon footprint, we also look at issues of social responsibility, pollution and water saving.

Travel

By Train
Many conference participants will come from far. Travelling causes considerable CO2 emissions. If you travel by train you emit much less CO2 than travelling by plane. Therefore we would like to advise you taking the train if you live at a day or night trains’ distance or less from Rotterdam.
There are good connections between Rotterdam and cities like London, Vienna, Marseille, Prague, Warsawa or Milano.
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By plane
If you have to travel by plane, please take into account the following tips:

  • Choose a direct flight if possible
  • Choose an airline company with a modern fleet and good care for the environment (have a look at their websites)
  • Offset the CO2 emission of your trip. There are many companies offering to offset your CO2 emissions. This article with a comparison between offset companies may help you. The authors recommend:

Atmosfair  >> Read more 
Climate Friendly >> Read more
Myclimate >> Read more (Swiss); >> Read more (USA)
NativeEnergy >> Read more

And, if possible, take the train/underground to and from the airport.

We will offset the flights we pay for with Trees for All. The money will be spend on a forest protection project in Bolivia: Nature conservation, commercial forestry and participation of local population are the ingredients for an innovating approach to stop deforestation in Bolivia and give local farmers a better income from their land.
>> Read more

The venue

Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam has consciously chosen a sustainable policy, maintaining the standards of the International Green Key.
>> Read more, Postillion Convention Centre WTCs translation Green Key standards


 

 

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