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Reset Connect makes Net Zero pledge

by Louisa Daley

Sustainability ecosystem and green investment event, Reset Connect London, has pledged to go net-zero by 2030 and signed up to the Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE) pledge.

Taking place from 28-29 June 2022 at ExCeL London, Reset Connect London aims to bridge the gap between sustainability change-makers, business leaders, government, and funding.

About the pledge

The NZCE initiative was set up in 2021, with the support UNFCCC, to ensure that the events industry plays its part in helping to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Approximately 375 organisations from more than 50 countries around the world have currently joined this initiative that already delivered the NZCE pledge at COP26.

Olivia Ruggles-Brise, director of Greenview, a consultancy firm that provides technical support to the initiative, will be delivering a dedicated talk on day two of Reset Connect London.

Titled ‘Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge: Making the Events Industry Sustainable’, the talk aims to provide insight into what the pledge covers, how to get involved and deliver an update on the roadmap designed to support all events businesses transition towards net-zero that is under development.

Discussing commitment to the NZCE pledge, Duncan Reid, co-founder and CEO of Reset Connect London, said: “As an event committed to driving the sustainability agenda and encouraging eventprofs, business leaders, innovators and funders alike to invest in preventing climate change, it is only right that we lead by example and commit to minimising our own carbon footprint by aligning with the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge.”

He added: “In working with organisations like Ecologi, we are already making progress towards achieving net zero and are in no doubt that we will exceed our own 2030 target. We have been very careful to ensure low or no carbon decision making in all areas of the event’s organisation. Through Ecologi we will be offsetting the emissions from all delegates set to attend the event next week for the entire 3-day event period. In addition, by inviting a NZCE representative to speak at Reset Connect London, we not only hope to inspire other events professionals to support the pledge, but to also encourage other industry sectors to follow suit with a sector-wide approach.”

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