CFX2030 and Splore Festival Present: A Pathway to Sustainable Events by 2030
Major events are a huge opportunity to celebrate and promote innovative climate action, offering a collaborative platform to accelerate Tamaki Makarau’s transition to net zero carbon by 2030.
The Pathway to Zero Carbon Events by 2030 will focus on identifying the systems, infrastructure and resources required for the event sector to collectively transition to zero carbon.
Supported by Auckland Unlimited since 2012, Splore is a three day music and arts festival, hosting around 10,000 people on the sacred ancestral lands of Tapapakanga Regional Park every year.
Regarded as a trailblazer in terms of its sustainability initiatives, Splore is the first multi-day festival in Aotearoa to gain Toitu’s ‘carbonzero’ certification for its Festival Operations.
But Splore’s 2021 event proved that delivering a zero carbon event is a journey, not a destination.
While Splore is making great progress in developing a bespoke framework for measuring and offsetting event-based carbon emissions, its waste-to-landfill diversion rates have plateaued; and procuring zero carbon energy, transport, and reusable food & beverage serveware options is a challenge.
Using Splore Festival as a case study, the ‘Pathway to Zero Carbon Events by 2030’ session will showcase some of the innovative mahi that is already happening in the event sector, and provide a platform for the audience to share their successes and struggles.
Including a Q&A session with a panel of event industry experts, and facilitated workshops which focus on developing solutions to some wicked problems, this event will sow the seed of a collective Action Plan which enables the event sector to deliver zero carbon events.
This session is for all the movers and shakers in the event industry, and is designed with the ultimate aim of making the zero carbon transition easier and more accessible for all event producers and stakeholders.