Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo collaborates with the Princess of Girona Foundation on the calculation and offsetting of Greenhouse Gas emissions to make IMPULSA a ZeroCO2 event.
How are CO2 emissions generated?
Most of the emissions generated as a result of the Forum were due to travel to and from the event by the speakers and participants.
Other sources of Greenhouse Gas emissions include paper and energy consumed for lighting and air conditioning of the spaces in which the event was held, as well as the use of electric devices.
How are the emissions calculated?
The ZeroCO2 calculation methodology has been developed from the “GHG Protocol”, itself based on the “Guidelines for the Development of National Inventories of Greenhouse Gas Emissions” of the United Nations’Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Compensation for the CO2 emissions generated by the Impulsa Forum 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 was made through the participation in the projects Community Reforestation Project in Chiapas, in Mexico, and Community Reforestation Project in Limay, Nicaragua, all of them included in the ZeroCO2 platform.