Increasing importance is being attached to the conservation of natural resources. Both companies and private individuals can now establish their ecological footprint for a wide variety of activities. At the initiative of the Green Team, the Congress Center Basel (CCB) has set up an online climate calculator, allowing organisers to work out the CO2 footprint of their event. The calculator has been developed in cooperation with CO2OL. This organisation has set itself the target of closing the gap between environmental protection and business.
Once organisers have entered the details concerning mobility, location, overnight accommodation, catering, energy and water consumption and other data, the climate calculator calculates the total emissions of the event and the costs that these generate. With the support of projects launched by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, organisers have the option of offsetting the emissions and thus making their event more climate-friendly.