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MCI plays a significant role in the organization of COP 15
From December 7th to 18th, more than 12’000 NGOs, business and governmental leaders plus 5 000 journalists from more than 190 countries will descend on Copenhagen for a two week meeting to discuss and come to agreement on a new global climate treaty. The UN Climate Change Conference, COP15, is regarded as one of the most important meetings in the last 50 years.

MCI is proud to be a key partner of COP15 by providing professional congress management support and sustainability consulting to the organizers, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. MCI Copenhagen is responsible for sourcing, managing and allocating more than 75’000 room nights for the estimated 15’000+ delegates.

MCI’s Sustainability Services also plays an important part in the conference organization, by providing:

• Consulting support to the conference organizers through the preparation and integration of the BS8901 Sustainable Event Management system and certification process

• Organization of the BS8901 training for external auditors, ‘Dansk Certificering’, the official certification body of the Danish government. Training provided in conjunction with BS8901 co-creator and expert, Tim Sunderland

• Active participation in the COP15 Sustainability taskforce and the large event organizers taskforce

• Sustainability training for the ‘Bella Center’ Congress Center

• Assurance services to create and author the post-event sustainability report

In addition, MCI inspired and manages the creation of a unique private-public initiative called the Copenhagen Sustainable Meetings protocol (CSMP). The CSMP is powered by six innovative and pioneering organizations that have come together to create a methodology to capture, share and improve on their learning and experience in preparing Copenhagen for COP15. The resulting whitepaper, written by MCI, will offer a flexible framework that can be used to organize large, complex meetings in a sustainable way. It integrates local and international sustainability initiatives, standards, systems and certification programmes. The project partners are: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, VisitDenmark, Wonderful Copenhagen, Municipality of Copenhagen, MCI and Novo Nordisk A/S.

"It is a proud moment to see MCI working on a project of such importance and meaning, says Guy Bigwood, MCI Group Sustainability Director. The progress made in organizing COP15 sustainably is significant, ambitious and industry-transforming”.

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About MCI

Established in 1987, MCI is a globally integrated association, communication and event management company with 37 offices in 20 countries, employing more than 800 professionals worldwide. MCI is the selected Professional Congress Organizer and sustainability consultant for some of the worlds leading events concerning sustainable development, including: The World Business Summit on Climate Change, the International Climate Change Conference, the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, the European Wind Energy Conference and COP15.