2009 Review of carbon measurement and management
Recommendation 9 of 14

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Recommendation

The residual footprint should be mitigated using a variety of techniques: Gold standard offsets, or other equally robust method, for flights for competitors and officials, in accordance with the bid commitments. If flights are not to be offset, mitigation of these emissions must be achieved using alternative means.

History

Status at 31 Mar 2013

Complete

The BP Target Neutral programme offset the emissions from the travel of all spectators, athletes and officials that opted into the programme (ca. 500,000 spectators) and all travel emissions from Team GB, Paralympics GB, Team USA Paralympics USA, plus 7 other smaller NOCs. BP and some other partners, including UPS, offset the emissions from their hospitality programmes.BP Target Neutral offset the emissions from official vehicle fleet, including the official London 2012 vehicles in the torch relay fleet. The Commission conducted assurance of the BP Target Neutral programme. Complete

Status at 01 Oct 2012

Progress Made

Status at 31 Mar 2012

Progress Made

BP Target Neutral programme will offset the emissions from the travel of all spectators, athletes and officials that opt into the programme and all travel emissions from Team GB, Paralympics GB, Team USA Paralympics USA, plus 7 other smaller NOCs. BP and some other partners, including UPS, will offset the emissions from their hospitality programmes. BP Target Neutral will offset the emissions from official vehicle fleet, including the official London 2012 vehicles in the torch relay fleet. The Commission is conducting assurance of the BP Target Neutral programme. Progress Made

Status at 31 Dec 2011

Progress Made

Status at 30 Sep 2011

Progress Made

Status at 30 Jun 2011

Progress Made

Status at 31 Dec 2010

Progress Made

No offsetting is currently planned. Mitigation is planned to be through a combination of legacy learning - particularly in the construction and events industries - and behavioural change such as via the EDF Energy campaign. It is not yet clear how this will all be quantified and measured. Progress Made

Status at 30 Sep 2010

Progress Made

Status at 30 Jun 2010

Progress Made

Status at 31 Dec 2009

This review was published in December 2009 so it was too early to report on progress in the 2009 Annual Review. A statement on progress will be provided in the 2010 Annual Review.

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