news
global leadership
PCMA Announces Plans for Global Growth
New and Expanded Leadership Structure for APAC, EMEA and LATAM Regions.
business intelligence
IACC Americas Connect 2021
Takes Place Using MultiPOD Format.
Hotel news
Qatar to open 105 new hotels
as it gears up for FIFA World Cup 2022.
hotel news
InterContinental hotel in the works for Montenegro
InterContinental hotel in the works for Montenegro

Online Promotions with Alliances
Invited Seoulites to Lift up the MICE Industry.
30 nov - 2 dec 2021
IBTM World Launches Hosted Buyer Registration
- Event will take place in a hybrid format.
new job
Events Industry Council
appoints Director of Certification.
15th year
Union of International Associations (UIA)
opens registration for its hybrid Associations Round Tables Asia-Pacific and Europe 2021.
22-24 November 2021
Smart Cities & Sport Summit 2021
in Copenhagen.
new job
MCI names Oscar Cerezales
Chief Strategy Officer.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
Copenhagen will be world leader within sustainable meetings
The UN climate summit COP15, held in Copenhagen last December, has been certified as the world's first sustainable, international political summit. And the ambition now is to make Copenhagen the world leader within sustainable meetings.

The white book, Copenhagen Sustainable Meetings Protocol (CSMP), will cement Copenhagen's position as a globally leading sustainable meetings destination. And in April this year the white book will be presented to the UN by the Foreign Ministry, with the recommendation that future climate conferences and other international meetings be developed along the guidelines laid out in Copenhagen.

The white book will document how COP15 was organised and held based on sustainable principles, and was the first political, international summit ever certified thus according to an international standard. Behind CSMP is a consortium made up of the Foreign Ministry, VisitDenmark, Copenhagen Council, Novo Nordisk, the congress arranger MCI Copenhagen, and Wonderful Copenhagen. And, at Wonderful Copenhagen, following the certification of COP15, we are making even greater efforts to bring more meetings within the sustainability field - on, for example, the environment, climate and energy - to the capital. Steen Jakobsen, congress director at Wonderful Copenhagen, says:

"The fact that the Foreign Ministry decided that COP15 should be developed to a far greater level of sustainability than the UN required has worked as a catalyst for Copenhagen's meetings industry, which now offers a choice which is far greener than prior to COP15. We will go after congresses within sustainability, which will also increase interest in Denmark's abilities in this area even more."

Broad co-operation between public and private sectors

Wonderful Copenhagen will continue to seek partnerships between a broad cross section of public and private sector players to further strengthen Denmark's opportunities to attract green congresses.

"COP15 will play a part in paving the way for even more green meetings and congresses in Copenhagen, comments Wonderful Copenhagen's managing director, Lars Bernhard Jørgensen, on the outcome of Denmark's hosting of COP15." He continues:

"We have secured a name for ourselves, and become known within an area which everyone recognises the importance of."

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Facts:

The white book is produced by consultancy firm MCI Sustainability Services, but a third party, the Dansk Standard Certificering has, during November and December, monitored COP15 according to the international standard BS8901. This standard is also the target for the Olympic Games in 2012 in London.