The Madrid Book Fair will calculate and offset its CO2 emissions for the third year in a row
The Madrid Book Fair 2019, which will take place from 31st May to 16th June, will once again show its commitment to sustainability by calculating and offsetting the CO2 emissions produced during the event, just as it did the past two years.
The offsetting of CO2 consists of an economic investment in projects that are usually in developing countries, that eliminate from the atmosphere a volume of emissions equivalent to the amount produced elsewhere – in this case, at the book fair.
The project chosen by the organizers to offset their emissions is the same as last year, the Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conservation (RMDLT) in Pará, Brazil. This project supports the fragile ecosystem of the Amazonian rainforest by preventing deforestation and giving degraded forests an opportunity to regenerate. It will prevent net emissions of more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the project’s 40 year lifetime. This project also supports 130 families living by subsistence agriculture and provides protected habitats for animals in danger of extinction.
This year will also be announced the SDGs that align the fair, so it demonstrates the commitment to contribute to the 2030 Agenda proposed by the United Nations.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 Goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.