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Getting to Zero: Danish Maritime Forum 2016 Goes Carbon Neutral

From 26-27 October 2016, key leaders, ministers, opinion shapers, experts, NGOs and other influential decision-makers gathered in Copenhagen for the third Danish Maritime Forum, organised by Danish Maritime Days. Representing all parts of the global maritime value chain, these 200 leaders worked to identify key challenges and opportunities to unleash the potential of the global maritime industry, increasing long term economic development and human wellbeing.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The New Normal
Although shipping is commonly cited as the most environmentally friendly form of transportation, a fundamental theme throughout the entire event focused on how a more sustainable approach should become “the new normal”, and that businesses are required to change how they operate in order to achieve long-lasting success while championing sustainable development. In line with this, the DMF continued its commitment towards sustainability by ramping up efforts to “reduce, reuse and recycle” and increase the positive environmental, social and economic impacts of the event with support from MCI Sustainability Services.

Towards Zero
Taking its commitment to sustainability one step further, the Danish Maritime Forum compensated for all international and local carbon emissions related to the event – resulting in a “net zero” carbon neutral event. All emissions created by the event will be offset by investing into a hydropower project certified by the United Nations that has been contributing to lower the carbon intensity of Southern India’s grid, resulting in an annual emissions reduction of 50,000 tons of CO2. The project additionally supports the sustainable development of the region by narrowing the power deficit and providing employment for the local villagers.

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About Danish Maritime Days

The Danish Maritime Forum is organised by Danish Maritime Days, a non-profit public-private partnership between the Danish Maritime Authority, the Danish Shipowners’ Association and Danish Maritime. Danish Maritime Days is supported by the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, the A.P. Møller Relief Foundation, the Danish Maritime Fund, D/S Orients Fond // D/S NORDEN, the Hempel Foundation, the Lauritzen Foundation and the Torm Foundation. Our mission is to unleash the potential of the global maritime industry.

For more information, see Danish Maritime Forum

About MCI

MCI is a global leader in engaging and activating audiences. Since 1987 we have been driving innovation in events and production, meetings, incentives, congresses, and association and community management. Through our creative consulting, analytics, sustainability and digital services, MCI helps multinational companies and international associations enhance their organisational performance, grow globally, energise communities and drive their business results. MCI is an independently owned company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Our 1,800 professionals in 60 cities and 32 countries help clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa.

For more information, see MCI Group and MCI Sustainability.