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Inhabitat’s Green Guide to COP15
8. COP15 talks the talk, but it walks the walk too
The official pdf brochure offers tips to attendees on how to make their experience at the conference as green as possible — from where to find clean tap water to how to use the advanced teleconferencing system instead of flying colleagues out to Denmark.
9. COP15 will be climate neutral
The Danish government will be offsetting emissions including travel to and from Copenhagen as well as local emissions during the conference in the spirit of the talks.
10. Other cool ways that Copenhagen is setting a green example:
COP15 is one of the first international political conferences to use LED spotlights and solar-powered luminaires at the Bella Center, where the conference is being held.
In June 2008, 12% of all hotel rooms in the Greater Copenhagen Area were eco-certified. Today, more than 53% are certified with a Green Key or Nordic Swan.
Most VIP-limousines commuting to and from the event will emit less CO² than average EU cars. Many will be powered by alternative fuels like II.G bioethanol produced from straw or hydrogen.
Delegates at the conference who’d like to experience Copenhagen’s favorite way to get around town will be able to rent official COP15 bikes from the summit center for free!
Ultimately, COP15 will lead to more questions than answers, but it should at least provide a framework for future discussions in Mexico City. Want to check out a live stream of the conference? Check back at OneClimate’s streaming website on December 7.
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