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GoGreen CO₂ Audit – create a CO₂ footprint for your trade fair appearance!

Trade shows are the platforms of the future. Looking at the world of tomorrow, it becomes clear how important it is to balance economic growth and social responsibility: sustainability and climate protection must be actively practiced and integrated into business life.

Take the first step and use the GoGreen Audit to create a CO₂ footprint for your trade fair appearance at IFAT Munich. You also have the option to make a contribution to climate protection for the emissions produced – quickly, easily and efficiently by supporting certified climate protection projects from our partner myclimate. The renowned organization promotes measurable climate protection and sustainable development worldwide with projects of the highest quality.

Show how well business and climate protection go together. And motivate your customers and service partners to follow your example. Let us walk the path to a greener future together.

“The GoGreen CO₂ Audit and our Code of Conduct for IFAT Munich show: We take climate protection and resource conservation seriously and want to realize the most environmental-friendly trade fair possible. We are aware that we still have many adjustments to make - and we will do this consistently in the upcoming years. The start has been made."
Philipp Eisenmann, Exhibition Director IFAT Munich

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Benefits at a glance

Strong contribution to a sustainable development

In addition to reducing CO₂ emissions, myclimate projects promote local and regional sustainability efforts. At the same time, they contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Fast and safe implementation

Thanks to our renowned partner myclimate, we can ensure that your commitment to climate protection is handled reliably and efficiently.

Increased visibility during IFAT Munich

When participating in the GoGreen CO₂ Audit, you will benefit from exclusive marketing measures for the climate-neutral exhibitors at IFAT Munich 2024. Also, your booth will be awarded the official GoGreen exhibitor certificate.

Transparent, credible commitment to climate protection

You will receive the myclimate label as soon as you support myclimate climate protection projects for the emissions generated. You can use the integrated tracking number to see which project your climate protection contribution is going to at any time – for more confidence in your commitment to climate neutrality.

Avoiding emissions

In addition to the GoGreen CO₂ Audit, there will be further opportunities for you to avoid emissions, save raw materials and protect the environment during your trade fair appearance at IFAT Munich 2024.

Climate protection on site

  • Sustainable fair construction: the “WOODï” stand concept by our partner meplan impresses with, for example, regional production and environmentally friendly features.
  • Walking with a good conscience: less corridor carpets and high rates of textile reuse support the deliberate use of resources.

Environmentally friendly infrastructure

  • Climate-friendly on the go: with IFAT Munich’s special event ticket for Deutsche Bahn your travel will be low emission. And thanks to the trade fair center’s excellent public transport connections to Munich, you will always be right in the middle of the action.
  • Green refueling on site: 110 stations are available on the exhibition grounds for charging your electric vehicle.
  • Cleanly separated: strict recycling makes IFAT Munich even more sustainable. Therefore, we take the waste produced from construction and dismantling to recycling as commercial waste. In this way, recyclable materials can be returned to the economic cycle.

Value and conserve paper

  • Less is more: Continuous reduction of the number and circulation of print products and increasingly rely on digital advertising media.
  • Well printed: Cooperation’s with printing companies that commit to the principle of sustainability and use environmentally friendly FSC-certified paper.
  • Read and share: Avoiding of waste by offering trade show participants the possibility to deposit brochures and flyers in collection bins (e. g. at the exits), thus making them available to other interested parties.

Combined forces

  • Climate-conscious catering: Cooperation’s with suppliers who rely on local supply chains.
  • Sustainable together: Support and live our Code of Conduct of IFAT Munich 2024.

These projects were supported

The climate protection contribution is invested in high-quality myclimate climate protection projects that meet the highest standards (Gold Standard, Plan Vivo) and, in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, demonstrably make a positive contribution to sustainable development locally and regionally.

Clean drinking water for schools and households in Uganda

The primary objective of the program is to disseminate water purification systems to low-income households and institutions such as schools, starting in Uganda. Carbon finance is used to give households access to the clean water technologies thereby improving the livelihoods and health conditions of thousands of people and at the same time reducing CO₂ emissions by reducing the consumption of non-renewable firewood and charcoal.

Situation without project:
Water purification by boiling with non-renewable wood and charcoal

Yearly CO₂ reduction:
61.399 t

Your support contributes to the following 8 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG1 - No poverty
Over 130 tons of firewood can be saved by a school on average per water filtration system.

SDG 3 - Good Health
More than 210,000 pupils benefit from the installed systems.

SDG 4 - Quality Education
Thanks to clean drinking water, pupils are ill less often and can attend school more regularly.

SDG 6 - Clean water and sanitary facilities
One school can treat 457,000 litres of drinking water per year.

SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production
354 water filter tanks and water treatment filters have been installed so far.

SDG 13 - Climate Actions
50,000 tonnes of CO₂ are saved per year.

SDG 15 - Life on land
1,266 hectares of forest saved from deforestation.

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals
Development, transfer and distribution of environmentally friendly water treatment technology.

Transforming waste into biogas in Vietnam

This carbon offset project effectively helps both fight climate change and access to clean energy by building biogas plants in communities across rural Vietnam. For farmers in Vietnam, using waste to generate clean, sustainable energy saves them precious income while improving their family’s health and the environment.

Situation without project:
Using firewood and kerosene for cooking

Yearly CO₂ reduction:
430.000 t

Your support contributes to the following 11 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 1 - No poverty
850,000+ people save on fuelwood costs and financially benefit from increased yields. Costs for fossil fuels are reduced by 60 per cent.

SDG 2 - Zero hunger
More than 60% of the households use the bio slurry as organic fertilizer and replace chemical fertilizer.

SDG 3 - Good health and well-being
More than 850,000 people benefit from better air quality in the houses resulting in less respiratory and eye problems.

SDG 4 - Quality education
2,757 local people trained as biodigester district technicians, masons and supervisors since program start.

SDG 5 - Gender equity
The program contributes to a reduction of 1-1.5 hours/day spent on collection of wood, cooking and housework for women and children.

SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy
In 2019 more than 166m kWh clean energy were produced.

SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth
2,700+ jobs have been created (e.g. masons, electricians etc.)

SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production
2 tons of firewood per installed biodigester per year for cooking is replaced. A quality management system ensures the plant's efficiency and sustainability.

SDG 13 - Climate actions
Since program start already more than 3 million tons of CO₂ emissions avoided.

SDG 15 - Life on land
15,935 hectares of forest preserved since program start (that’s 25,000 football pitches).

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals
The program will promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to Vietnam: In total more than 171,000 biodigester plants have been installed so far.

Less deforestation of the rainforest due to efficient cook stoves in Kenya

Locally produced efficient Upesi stoves reduce wood consumption in Kenya and help to preserve the unique vegetation and biodiversity of Kakamega rainforest. The stoves have a cleaner burning process and thus decrease indoor air pollution and associated acute respiratory infections in women and children. Moreover, savings in burning unsustainably harvested fuel wood cut down CO₂ emissions.

Situation without project:
Use of non-renewable biomass fuels

Yearly CO₂ reduction:
231.636 t

Your support contributes to the following 10 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 1 No poverty
Households benefit from having to spend less time for collecting firewood. A household saves on average 124 hours per year.

SDG 3 Good health and well-being
94% of beneficiaries say that indoor air quality has improved.

SDG 4 Quality education
The project conducts various training programs with over 400 people each year.

SDG 5 Gender equity
376 women receive an income earning 5 times more than what they made prior to the project.

SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy
373,000 people benefit from efficient and clean cooking.

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth
483 people receive an income earning 5 times more than what they made prior to the project.

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
Each stove reduces firewood consumption by 2.3 tons per year.

SDG 13 Climate actions
Each stove avoids about 3.3 t CO₂e per year.

SDG 15 Life on land
The project saved so far over 731,000 tons of firewood equaling 2,194 ha of rainforest.

SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals
65,000 efficient cook stoves have been installed and 10 stove production groups have been established.

myclimate – our partners

The international initiative with roots in Switzerland is one of the world’s leading partners for effective climate protection. With projects of the highest quality, myclimate promotes measurable climate protection and sustainable development worldwide. Their projects reduce emissions by replacing fossil energy sources with renewable energies, putting in place local reforestation measures with small farmers and implementing energy-efficient technologies. Their experienced consultants help companies in the field of CO₂ and resource management to identify and develop potential. So far, in the more than 140 myclimate climate protection projects, 13.46 million CO₂ have been saved, 18 million trees have been planted and 20,000 jobs have been created.

Further information

  • myclimate label: With the new myclimate label >>Engaged for Impact<< you can actively pursue climate protection and communicate your commitment credibly and transparently. With the help of the tracking number integrated in the label, you can see at any time at www.myclimate.de in which myclimate carbon offset project the greenhouse gas emissions are offset. This provides maximum transparency and strengthens trust in the commitment.
    More information on the new label.
  • Climate Protection Contribution: Your contribution to climate protection takes place in the high-quality myclimate climate protection projects, which meet the highest standards (Gold Standard) and, in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, demonstrably make a positive contribution to sustainable development locally and regionally. In this way, myclimate climate protection projects contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Costs incurred: You will also be charged EUR 249.00 plus 7% VAT for the calculation of the emission value or the verification of the offsetting certificate, including labeling, as part of the invoice for 100% of the stand rental fee for IFAT Munich 2024. For making an additional climate protection contribution, you will receive a separate offer from myclimate.


Harald Rettich
  • Sustainability expert myclimate