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COP 21



The Paris UN climate conference in December 2015 will deliver a new universal climate change agreement. The new agreement is aimed at putting the world firmly on track to a low-carbon, sustainable future that keeps  a global temperature rise under 2 degrees C

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The UNFCCC is offering every COP 21 participant the opportunity to offset their travel emissions online or onsite at dedicated Climate Neutral desks at Le Bourget.

The United Nations climate change secretariat invites participants attending the COP 21 to offset their travels to and from the conference in Paris. An estimated 22,000 people will attend the much-anticipated event in December, where over 190 countries will decide on a new global agreement to combat climate change.

The Climate Neutral Desks are part of the UNFCCC’s new initiative Climate Neutral Now, which calls on individuals, businesses and governments to measure, reduce and offset their climate footprint.

By visiting the Climate Neutral desks, participants can offset their travel emissions in a matter of minutes. If they are so inclined, participants can also offset their year-long or lifetime climate footprint. All participants who offset will receive an upgraded Climate Neutral Now lanyard for their conference badge.

The Climate Neutral desks will be easily accessible for delegates, NGOs, media officials, business representatives, and the general public. There will be a desk located in the Climate Generations Area, which is open to the public. A second desk will be located at the Tourist information office on the main street Champs-Élysée in the Blue Zone, a restricted area designed for negotiations.

The French government has also pledged to make the COP 21 a climate neutral event by offsetting any unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce the climate footprint of the COP 21, the French government aims to reduce resource consumption, reuse products and recycle waste. More information can be found at the Tourist information office, where booking can also be made for ‘Climate Tours’ around the COP site.

To calculate your travel footprint, use ICOA's Carbon Emissions Calculator.

See also: The Carbon Footprint of COP21 - Frequently Asked Questions

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