Carbon Neutral Events

Events can be carbon neutral too: what is involved

Pangolin Associates Managing Director, Iain Smale - Climate Leadership Conference
Climate Leadership Conference – Managing Director Iain Smale discusses carbon neutrality.

Your event can be carbon neutral or certified carbon neutral under the Climate Active program.

Running a carbon neutral event involves an initial scoping session with our team. Typically your organisation collates the data post event. Pangolin’s team then calculates the carbon footprint and provides the results in a spreadsheet or table. We recommend that you offset your event in line with Climate Active. This means you or your organisation purchases certified carbon credits to offset the event’s carbon emissions.

We also help with advice and supply of the credits. Ours is a fully transparent process; with credits and serial numbers listed on a publicly accessible registry, assigned to you or your organisation. We also provide a carbon credit certificate, which is beneficial as proof of action, and for marketing and promotional purposes. Talk to us about holding a sustainable event. Your attendees will notice.

Certified carbon neutral: what more is involved

As with a carbon neutral event, a certified event involves an initial scoping session with our team. We provide the carbon footprint for Climate Active, and assist with the offsetting component of the application. See a few carbon credit projects right here.

For certification, we compile calculations for the requisite Public Disclosure Document (PDS). A third party verification may be required depending on the size of your carbon footprint. A license fee for the Climate Active application is payable to the Government of Australia’s Department of the Environment and Energy.

Already measured the carbon footprint of your event?

If you already have calculations for your event’s greenhouse gas emissions, we can help with the offsetting component only. Pangolin provides competitively priced carbon credits from a range of projects.

A few events we’ve helped

We have assisted many event organisers with carbon neutrality. Here are a few:

    • Launch of Carbon Neutral Standards for Buildings and Precincts – carbon neutral certification under Climate Active (Department of Environment & Energy, and the Green Building Council Australia, 2017)
    • Climate Active launch at the Sydney Opera House (2019)
    • Living Future Symposium (2017-2019)
    • Climate Leadership Conference (2018)
    • Vivid Sydney at Sydney Opera House (2015-2018)
    • Cities Power Partnership Conference (2018)
    • City of Sydney New Years Eve (2012 – 2015)

Contact us for more information.