We firmly believe that the Seagriculture conferences play a crucial role in advancing the sustainable development of the seaweed industry and recognizing seaweed's potential as a significant crop for carbon sequestration and its positive impact on combating climate change. However, it doesn't take away the fact that organizing a conference will always cause CO₂ emissions in the short term. Therefore, we would like to take responsibility for the CO₂ emissions resulting from organizing the conference.*
How are we taking responsibility for our emissions?
We have decided to make a voluntary contribution to the financing of specific CO₂-reducing forestry projects in Germany for the climate and environmental impact caused by the event, travel and participation. For each participant of Seagriculture EU 2024, we will plant one tree within the selected forest conversion measures conducted by the non-profit organization WeReforest e.V..
Why did we choose this project?
The organizer, DLG Benelux, is part of the DLG Group (German Agricultural Society) which is a non-profit organization based in Germany. One of its key objectives is to promote international agricultural knowledge across nations, and the society organizes a range of agricultural exhibitions throughout the world.
The non-profit organization WeReforest e.V. was started by DLG and is their heart's project and their way to get involved for really more sustainability. Based on their professional experience in helping to organize leading international trade fairs and major events, they are aware that each event, as well as the travel of visitors to and from each event, causes significant climate-damaging emissions. In view of the fact that the German forest is in crisis, forest managers are facing enormous challenges. Therefore, WeForest would like to make a lasting contribution to the climate-stable conversion and reconstruction of the forests in Germany through concrete projects.
We have chosen that project as we know for sure that our donations are meaningful. All donations made to the non-profit WeReforest e.V. will be used economically and efficiently for the selected forest conversion measures.
*This does not mean we are claiming carbon neutrality.