2009 Review of carbon measurement and management
Recommendation 10 of 14

Recommendation

The residual footprint should be mitigated using a variety of techniques: Creation of a fund to support carbon reducing projects that also support social/economic objectives locally and around the world. This fund could be supported by commercial partners if appropriate and possibly from a voluntary carbon contribution linked to games and transport tickets. Collection and distribution must be transparent.

History

Status at 31 Mar 2013

Closed

Status at 01 Oct 2012

Closed

Status at 31 Mar 2012

Closed

The Olympic Board did not chose to implement this option for mitigation of the carbon footprint. Some commercial partners are setting up funds or schemes for offsetting their emissions. The BP Target Neutral scheme offers all spectators the chance to offset their travel emissions at no cost to themselves, which could provide a significant contribution to offsetting emissions. The ODA is supporting local offsite carbon reduction projects for delivering their carbon reduction target shortfall, through the GLA RE:NEW and RE:FIT schemes. None of the formal offset schemes are designed to tackle the embodied carbon footprint of the Games. Closed

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

No Evidence Yet

The Olympic Board did not chose to implement this option for mitigation of the carbon footprint. Some commercial partners are considering setting up their own funds or schemes for offsetting their emissions. The ODA is now exploring options for delivering their renewables and carbon reduction targets and is currently proposing supporting offsite carbon reduction projects. Neither of these are designed to tackle the embodied carbon footprint of the Games. No Evidence Yet

Status at 30 Sep 2010

No Evidence Yet

Status at 30 Jun 2010

No Evidence Yet

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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