Summit Sustainability Management
The Global Climate Action Summit is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the Summit event and building a legacy of sustainability in the event venues, throughout the City of San Francisco, and for future global conferences. The organizing team has worked to develop and implement a sustainable events strategy in accordance with best practices in event sustainability by demonstrating compliance to the ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems standard. Through detailed documentation of processes and tracking of results, the management system is designed for continual improvement so that the lessons learned from the Summit will allow for future events to build upon this set of sustainability initiatives and measure success year-over-year. The strategy focuses on key impact areas that significantly affect the overall environmental footprint of the Summit. Each impact area has been mapped to the corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the icons listed below each section. Additionally, through a comprehensive educational campaign all delegates will learn how they can reduce their own environmental impact and witness sustainability strategies in action.
To download the Sustainability Road Map, please click here.
Waste MINIMIZATION AND RECOVERY
From arrival to departure at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), to getting around the city and attending the Summit, delegates will have many options to minimize their transportation footprint. Not only has SFO curtailed its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 33% from a 1990 baseline, the airport set aggressive 2021 targets for zero waste, zero carbon emissions and zero net energy. The Summit Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Fleet of delegate shuttles, speaker transport, and production vehicles will feature 100% all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The main conference venue, the Moscone Center, is located in close proximity to the designated delegate hotels. Additionally, the venue is accessible via BART, CalTrain, and Muni Metro, in addition to the city’s bikeshare program.
Community Education & Engagement