ICGN aims to make our Annual Conference in Toronto a carbon neutral event. We will do this by calculating the carbon footprint for the event and then contributing to a climate protection project in order to compensate for the event-related CO2 emissions, effectively offsetting the carbon emissions.
We first launched this initiative at our 2019 Annual Conference in Tokyo and we look forward to continuing this in 2020. The registration form includes 5 additional questions to help us collect accurate information on our carbon footprint. Along with information on how much printing and other materials production we do, food preparation by the hotel and other relevant factors, the answers delegates provide will be used (without any personal information or identifiers) to calculate the overall group carbon footprint of the event, which ICGN will then offset. This information will not be kept or stored beyond the event.