Green Strategy

We are striving to make the 14th ICRS 2021 VIRTUAL carbon neutral. Then, we want to implement the 15th ICRS 2022 IN-PERSON in Bremen as sustainable and climate-friendly as possible, in the best case also carbon neutral.

For both events, we cooperate with local partners in the areas of sustainable management, energy efficiency, renewable energies, and carbon-offsetting.

We thereby follow a two-step strategy:
(1) Minimise waste and local CO2 emissions
(2) Offset all unavoidable CO2 emissions arising from conference-related activities and travels

Fundament for this strategy is a comprehensible calculation of related CO2 emissions that you will find here for the 14th ICRS 2021 Virtual and will later find here for the 15th ICRS 2022 IN-PERSON.

The calculated conference-related CO2 emissions will be offset by supporting the following projects in the portfolio that we developed together with our partner KlimaInvest:

  1. Dominican Republic - Green Electricity from Wind Energy
  2. Borneo, Indonesia - Protection of Mangroves and Coastal Swamp Forests
  3. Mauritius - Green Electricity Generation from Solar Energy
  4. Aruba - Green Electricity Generation from Wind Energy
  5. India - Green Electricity Generation from Hydropower

Our partner energiekonsens also developed a brochure for sustainable catering that you can find here.

Here you can soon see a video that explains how we made the 14th ICRS 2021 VIRTUAL carbon neutral (Friday 23rd July 6:00 PM CEST) and what our green strategy for the 15t ICRS 2022 IN-PERSON in Bremen is.

Conference Secretariat

The 14th ICRS 2021 VIRTUAL Conference Secretariat was established in September 2017 at the University of Bremen. Since then the Conference Secretariat has been working according to the sustainability guidelines established by the certification of the University of Bremen according to EU EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme).
EMAS is a premium management tool developed by the European Commission for companies and other organisations to assess, report and improve their environmental performance. The University of Bremen, German representative for the EU Commission EMAS Award 2019,  is a partner in the HOCH-N sustainability network of higher education institutions in Germany.