GoGreen Ticket—together sustainable for a green future!

Thanks to the great support of our visitors, we made a climate protection contribution for 16,000 tons of CO₂. 30 percent of all IFAT Munich 2022 tickets were GoGreen tickets! A great step towards the future, an important step for our environment. In addition to the GoGreen tickets, here are more tips on how you can make your visit even more sustainable.

Consciously avoiding emissions

Sustainability is a mission that we can only implement together. We will help you make your IFAT Munich visit as environmentally friendly as possible. With our tips, you can significantly improve your personal eco-balance. Because for each individual, it's just a small step. Together, it's a whole lot of the way.

Act sustainably on site

  • Bring reusable cups or bottles that you can fill up for free at our water stations.
  • Choose regional, seasonal, and ideally vegetarian dishes and meals. This saves CO₂.
  • You do not have to bring your ticket printed out! It is sufficient if you scan the ticket on your cell phone at the entrance. There you will receive a badge. This way you save paper.
  • Use the time on site purposefully and intensively. Take the opportunity that the industry is on site and make as many business contacts as possible at the fair. This will save you having to travel individually to meet customers, partners and service providers.
  • Which flyers, brochures and catalogs do you really need? Information such as the hall plan, exhibitor list, lecture program and much more can be found conveniently and quickly in the IFAT Munich event app or in the IFAT Munich exhibitor directory. The information can be used optimally both in preparation and on site thanks to the WLAN we provide free of charge. This can reduce the printing of brochures and flyers and save material for the benefit of the environment.
  • Only take sustainable or environmentally friendly giveaways with you from the trade show, if at all.
  • Did you receive a lanyard? Feel free to use it for your next trade show visit. The more often they are reused, the fewer lanyards need to be produced.

Environmentally friendly infrastructure

  • Did you know that your IFAT Munich ticketincludes free use of public transportation? Choose this environmentally friendly option for your journey to the exhibition grounds.
  • Form car pools if you are traveling by car.
  • Climate-friendly travel: The IFAT Munich Bahn-Special event ticket allows you to travel with low emissions. Thanks to seamless connections between the trade fair center and Munich's public transport system, you'll always be right in the middle of the action. This not only protects the environment, but also your wallet.
  • Green refueling on site: 110 stations are available on the trade fair grounds for charging your electric vehicle.

Visit the GoGreen Lounge

For IFAT Munich 2024, we have been looking for exhibitors who are taking particularly consistent, creative or innovative measures to make their trade fair presence more sustainable. These GoGreen Pioneers will present their projects in the GoGreen Lounge in the East Entrance.

Learn more

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Everyone can make their contribution to climate protection – including you as a visitor to IFAT Munich.

CO₂ emissions are released by the travel of our visitors. With the GoGreen Ticket, we are offering the opportunity to contribute to climate protection for the greenhouse gas emissions produced. This climate protection contribution of 7 EUR is invested in three high-quality myclimate climate protection projects that meet the highest standards (Gold Standard, Plan Vivo) and demonstrably make a positive contribution to sustainable development locally and regionally. Let us walk the path to a greener future together.

How you support climate protection with the GoGreen Ticket

The advantages of the GoGreen Ticket

Support for sustainable, renowned climate protection projects

With your GoGreen climate protection contribution, you are actively contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and to sustainable development locally and regionally. Your contribution to climate protection goes directly into three high-quality myclimate climate protection projects, the development of which you can follow transparently.

High visibility as a green visitor thanks to your GoGreen Badge

As a green visitor, you will draw other visitors’ attention to the importance of climate protection and literally become an ambassador for the myclimate climate protection projects.

LinkedIn profile photo frame and “Green Visitor @IFAT worldwide” e-mail signature

Become a role model and set an example for climate protection.

Spread the word!

Spread the word!

Use our posting suggestion to draw the attention of colleagues, acquaintances and friends to the GoGreen ticket.

Posting suggestion:

I support GoGreen and make an active contribution to climate protection for the CO₂ emissions of my journey to IFAT Munich.

With your GoGreen ticket, you too can help reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of your visit to the trade fair.

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These projects will be 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.

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.

Traditionally the rural communities of the Siaya region of western Kenya have cooked on open fires, which require huge amounts of firewood. Thanks to community savings and loaning (CSL) groups, however, women can now afford more efficient stoves. This reduces the demand for firewood and thus protects the local forests, which leads to reduced CO₂ emissions. Furthermore the CSL groups lead to a financial and social empowerment of women.

Situation without project:
Use of non-renewable biomass fuels for cooking

Yearly CO₂ reduction:
144,910 t

Your support contributes to the following 9 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG1 No poverty
A household saves 72 euros and 262 hours due to reduced fuel consumption.

SDG 3 Good Health and well-being
Women and children from 79,296 households benefit from better air quality.

SDG 4 Quality Education
70,000 people have been reached with awareness creation on climate change, clean cooking and community saving & loaning.

SDG 5 Gender equality
30% of the jobs created by the project are held by women and the project reduces time spent by women and girls collecting firewood.

SDG 7 Affordablen and clean energy
428,198 persons benefit from efficient and cleaner cooking with 79,296 efficient stoves constructed.

SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth
224 people benefit from permanent employment.

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
The clean and energy efficient cookstoves are produced locally with local material.

SDG 13 Climate Actions
Each stoves saves around 2.0 t CO₂ per year.

SDG 15 Life on Land
3'802 tons of wood have been saved since project start.

The overall objective of this climate protection programme is the installation of domestic biodigesters as a clean, sustainable energy source throughout India. The biogas generated from cow dung replaces fuels that are currently used for domestic energy needs such as firewood or kerosene.

Situation without project:
Using firewood and kerosene for cooking

Yearly CO₂ reduction:
54.217 t

Your support contributes to the following 10 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG1 No poverty
The use of slurry (organic fertiliser produced by the farmers themselves) helps to prevent small farmers from becoming dependent on chemical fertilisers, thus improving their families’ financial situation.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
To date, the biogas systems have produced 204,904 tonnes of organic fertiliser and thus reduced 4,952 tonnes of chemical fertiliser, thus contributing to sustainable agriculture.

SDG 3 Good Health an well-being
43,730 persons have benefited from better air quality since the start of the project.

SDG 4 Quality Education
Because the time-consuming collection of firewood is no longer necessary, children have more time to go to school and do homework. This gives each family almost 3.5 hours of additional time per day.

SDG 7 Affortable and clean energy
6,890 biogas digesters have been installed since the start of the project.

SDG 8 Decent work an economic growth
87 permanent jobs have been created for the local population and more than 7,600 people have been trained in the use of biogas plants.

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
The recycling of organic waste contributes to sustainable waste management.

SDG 13 Climate Actions
Each biogas biodigester avoids 7.1 t CO₂ and reduced wood consumption by 5.7 t per year.

SDG 15 Life on land
To date, the programme has reduced wood consumption by 218,388 tons and has thus saved 2,991 hectares of forest from deforestation.

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 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: The GoGreen ticket costs more than the regular ticket. The amount is calculated from the average CO₂ consumption of a journey to and from our visitors at the past IFAT Munich. Thank you for joining us on the path to a greener future!


Harald Rettich
  • Sustainability expert myclimate
Sophie Orthuber
  • ESG Manager

Our position

We live sustainability for ourselves and our customers and actively promote it at our events.