At ISPAH, we recognise the urgency of addressing climate change and are committed to playing our part in mitigating its impacts. Understanding that large-scale events can have a considerable carbon footprint, we actively work to reduce ours by incorporating environmentally friendly practices in all aspects of our event planning and execution.
We prioritise sustainable practices at our physical event locations, such as waste reduction, recycling initiatives, and sourcing local, sustainable food and materials whenever possible. Additionally, we choose venues that align with our commitment to sustainability, favouring locations that employ energy-efficient technologies and practices.
Beyond the congress, we strive to use our platform to raise awareness about the intersection of climate change and public health. We believe that the promotion of physical activity goes hand-in-hand with advocating for healthier environments. By incorporating climate-related discussions into our scientific programmes, we encourage our community to consider how their work in promoting physical activity can also contribute to environmental sustainability. We are dedicated to driving change, not only in our direct actions but also by inspiring our attendees to carry these principles into their own professional and personal lives.
To understand and reduce emissions associated with our 2024 event, ISPAH has teamed up with ClimatePartner. Through this partnership, we aim to make decisions that will reduce the carbon impact of the congress. Inevitably, we will not be able to eliminate our carbon footprint completely. We will work with ClimatePartner to establish a comprehensive overview of the greenhouse gas emissions associated directly with our event from sources such as employee commuting, delegate travel, transportation of goods, energy usage, and consumables. If viable, we will seek to offset this carbon footprint. In addition, we will work with ClimatePartner to identify emission reduction measures for future ISPAH events.
Be on the lookout for news about how we are reducing our emissions, and how you, as an attendee, can join in. Until then, if you are flying, we ask that you help us collect data by entering information about your travel to/from the conference.