REDUCING CLIMATE IMPACT
Climate change is one of the most pressing health issues of our time and has long been on the agenda at the World Health Summit. Multiple sessions this year seek to mitigate the impact of a changing climate on health and well-being.
The World Health Summit is based on the idea that bringing the right people together from around the world accelerates progress. We believe that in-person encounters lead to new partnerships and strategic collaborations. We have a responsibility to act sustainably and are constantly seeking ways to minimize our carbon impact, while still facilitating fruitful discussions and future-oriented solutions for global health.
Alternatives to Air Travel
Speakers and participants are encouraged to avoid flying if possible. Special prices are available from the Deutsche Bahn for World Health Summit participants.
Emission Reduction Projects
A portion of the footprint associated with speakers’ flights will be offset through Gold Standard emission reduction projects. We hope individuals and organizations attending the summit will make similar commitments to financing solutions that lower global emissions.
Environmentally Conscious Printing
The World Health Summit program is printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as coming from FSC-certified forests, recycled material, and/or controlled wood. The greenhouse gasses associated with the program’s production have also been offset through the support of climate protection projects.
Getting Around Berlin
In collaboration with our mobility partner Audi, we will use fully electric cars for speaker transport within Berlin. The World Health Summit is accessible by public transport, conveniently located near the U-Bahn station Weberwiese on the U5 line.
Meals at the World Health Summit 2019 will be heavily plant-based, providing vegetarian and vegan options.