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UN summit moves to Madrid after protest cancellations in Chile

Spanish venue IFEMA Feria de Madrid will host the UN climate summit COP25, after it was cancelled due to protests in Santiago, Chile.

Spain’s Prime Minister offers to rescue Chile’s climate summit

Protests in Chile, which have left 11 people dead as demonstrators clashed with police in Santiago last week, have prompted the country’s President to cancel hosting the COP25 UN climate summit.

Glasgow’s SEC favourite to host 2020 UN Climate Change Summit

Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus is the likely favourite to host next year's vital sustainability summit

Have your say as the events industry heads to the UN Sustainability Summit

Event industry professionals across the globe are being urged to take part in a vital initiative this month – 'Engaging the global event industry with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals' – ahead of the UN Sustainable Development Summit on 25-27 September in New York.

How Positive Impact is lobbying for a sustainable events industry

Positive Impact, an organisation aiming to promote sustainable practices across the events industry, was present at IMEX Frankfurt to discuss its current work and upcoming plans. Fiona Pelham, Positive Impact CEO and former MPI President, began by highlighting the critical importance of acting now to combat climate change. A report by the International Panel on Climate Change said in October that ...

ABPCO releases sustainability roadmap for the events industry

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has released a report and roadmap for the creation of a more sustainable events industry. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ABPCO identified a desire for the industry to do more in the areas of responsible production and consumption, quality education and partnerships, and reducing workplace inequalities. T...