Marseille, the 11th greenest city in the world, according to the TravelBird website, has been selected to host the next IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) event. The World Conservation Congress will be a milestone for the preservation of biodiversity and will take place in June 2020 at Marseille’s Parc Chanot with an expected 10,000 participants from 180 countries. Marseille was chosen because of its exceptional environment as well as its strong experience in hosting international events.
This responsible event management approach creates a dynamic of sustainable development for all local stakeholders. In this context, the Marseille Chanot Convention Center, in the heart of the city, has been certified ISO 20121. This comes as a reward for all efforts taken since 2000 to limit its impacts on the environment. Measures include for instance waste sorting, recycling and recovery. Also, 90 per cent of the city’s hotels will have a green certification in the next five years.
This also supports the city’s outstanding approach to sustainable development and biodiversity conservation. For several years, the city of Marseille has implemented an ambitious and avant-garde policy for sustainable water management. In the next five years, 75 per cent of public transport will be electric with accessibility for persons with reduced mobility. Marseille will therefore be ready to host sustainable Olympic Games in 2024.
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