Greening AI for Good
Global Summit

We believe in the power of technology to improve lives everywhere.
Supporting sustainable development is central to our aims – and
we’re working hard to make sure sustainability is central to our events, too.
Here’s how we are working on greening our events – and how you can help to support us as an exhibitor or participant.
We’re looking for a sustainability partner to help us offset our emissions so that the AI for Good Global Summit can become a climate neutral event.

If you would like to learn more, or if you have any additional suggestions or ideas on sustainable development at our events, we’d love to hear from you at green@itu.int.

Transport

What we’re doing

Neutralizing

our emissions by purchasing carbon offsets for ITU staff flights

What you can do

Carbon-offset

your flights – the ICAO’s official calculator is here

Travel

to the venue by public transport, on foot or by bicycle

Take

event shuttle buses rather than individual cars

Choose

a hotel close to the venue or public transport, and with an environmentally-responsible policy

Waste

What we’re doing

Living

our paperless policy – all event information is available on the Event App and website (we don’t print programmes or brochures)

Renting

equipment (pavilions, decorations) that can be returned and reused where possible

Providing

recycling stations throughout the venue

Collecting

and recycling event badges

What you can do
as a participant

Recycle

your waste at one of the many recycling stations

Recycle

your badge at one of the badge recycling stations when you leave the event

Use

the Event App instead of printing out event information or exchanging business cards

As an exhibitor

Use

sustainable materials for your construction projects, including recycled metals and plastic; non-VOC paints; recycled or biodegradable carpeting; reusable displays or digital screens

Reduce

printed documents – use QR codes or online information instead

Use

only recycled paper and print double-sided with soy-based inks

Sort

your waste responsibly

Food and Beverages

What we’re doing

Minimizing

the use of plastic bottles by providing water dispensers that you can use free of charge with your own bottle

What you can do

Bring

your own reusable water bottle to refill at the water dispensers.

Energy

What we’re doing

Employing

a power-down policy to ensure only critical equipment is on during rehearsal and move-in times

What you can do as a participant

Switch off

all electrical devices, including lights, ventilation and ICT equipment when not in use in both conference and hotel rooms

Enable

energy-saving features on your devices

What you can do as an exhibitor

Ask

your contractor for energy-efficient lighting on your stand

Source

local and eco-friendly printers

Other

What we’re doing

Collaborating

With various event stakeholders to scale up our sustainability aim

What you can do as an exhibitor

Ensure

gifts and giveaways are either virtual (ideally) or are eco-friendly, locally-sourced and without excess packaging

Talk

to your stand contractor, research your options, and design a green stand

Donate

left-over gifts and stationary to a local charity

Any further suggestions or feedback? Contact us at green@itu.int