Mitigating Greenhouse Gases Emissions
The Instituto das Águas da Serra da Bodoquena (IASB)
has estimated that ATBC2012 will generate approximately 10 tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) with local activities only (using the Brazilian GHG Protocol
). In order to compensate for those emissions, 143 saplings will be planted in areas requiring reforestation in the region of Bonito in the project "Plante Bonito-IASB.
|Table 1. Saplings required to compensate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with ATBC2012 to be held in Bonito, Brazil.
|Local highway transportation
|Lunches and coffee-breaks
|Cocktail and dinner
|Energy, waste, and sewage
In addition to that, a very significant additional amount of GHG will be emitted through the travel of participants from their hometowns to Bonito (MS, Brazil). We thus invite participants of ATBC2012 to purchase the official ATBC2012 T-shirt
(R$ 30.00; ca. USD 15.00) during the meeting. Funds associated with the T-shirt sale will be fully used to plant the saplings needed to compensate for the additional emissions. For every T-shirt purchased, you will receive an electronic certificate that will confirm your contribution for the Project "Plante Bonito-IASB.
" In addition, we will also provide you with information on how to access the planted saplings.
Thank you very much for contributing to mitigate GHG emissions!
, on behalf of the Local Organizing Committée of ATBC2012