We believe in purpose beyond profit. All summit attendee travel is offset through our carbon offsetting partner ClimateCare. We only host our events at venues who put sustainability at the heart of what they do. We work closely with them to reduce the impact of our events in terms of waste, energy usage and ensure food is organic, in-season and food miles are minimised.
ClimateCare is changing the way governments and business tackle climate and development challenges. The group believes that climate change, poverty and sustainable development are so interlinked that they cannot be tackled in isolation. And, given the size of the challenges, ClimateCare cannot rely solely on government aid to solve them. Businesses, governments and civil society must work collectively to deliver the speed and scale of change required to support a sustainable future.
From its offices in the UK and Africa, it works with hundreds of organisations to deliver integrated Climate+Care programmes which protect the environment and improve lives. To date ClimateCare has improved life for over 6 million people whilst cutting 16.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions and has set an ambitious vision for 2020.
d&i Leaders is pleased to offset the carbon emissions associated with our summit attendee travel (including speakers, delegates and sponsors) through our carbon offsetting partner ClimateCare. The carbon footprint of attendee travel is balanced with investment into projects that cut carbon and improve lives.
For example, ClimateCare’s Gyapa stoves project brings energy efficient, clean cooking technology to low income households in Ghana. Household adoption of these clean cookstoves reduces exposure to hazardous indoor air pollutants, a primary cause of respiratory disease, improving the health of the cooks, typically women and children.
The clean cookstoves are designed to allow food to be cooked more quickly and require 50-60% less fuel, saving families money and protecting Ghana’s forests, which have one of the highest rates of deforestation in Africa. Stoves are manufactured locally, allowing specialist skills to be developed bringing additional income to businesses within the Gyapa supply chain.
For further information about the projects we are supporting, please visit: https://climatecare.org/projects