636 kg of CO2 offset: EUSEW carbon-compensation programme
EU Sustainable Energy Week leads by example with its carbon-offsetting programme, which includes funding for projects focused on renewable resources.
Six months after the Paris climate agreement, attention is now focused on concrete actions to cut carbon emissions to sustainable levels. That includes the transition to renewable energy.
The timing is perfect for EUSEW. It is a proven platform for sharing ideas and knowhow while forging alliances to bring about a fundamental transition focused on energy efficiency and efforts to decarbonise the economy.
From the largest to the smallest initiatives – along the entire energy supply chain, including production and distribution through to consumption – every little bit counts. This is why the EUSEW Secretariat has implemented its own programme to offset the CO2 generated through the printing of its programmes and other event materials.
Total compensated CO2 is 636 kg, divided as follows:
- 168 kg for large posters
- 17 kg for postcards
- 414 kg for general promotional posters
- 11 kg for business cards
- 26 kg for bookmarks
EUSEW’s carbon-compensation beneficiaries
Bandeira & Capelli is a Brazilian project to promote the use of renewable biomass in the production of ceramics and other artefacts. It also has an important social dimension, providing children in the community with opportunities to learn new skills.
Biogas CDM Project of Bagepalli Coolie Sangha is an initiative in India to finance 18 000 biogas stoves for domestic use, replacing the use of non-renewable energy sources for cooking and heating water.
EUSEW’s carbon-compensation Climate Partner
European Sustainable Energy Week is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. Launched in 2006 by the European Commission, EUSEW is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in close cooperation with Directorate-General for Energy.