100% local water
Geneva takes 80% of its drinking water from Lake Geneva and 20% from water tables.
This water is used both as drinking water and to meet domestic, farming, industrial and hospital needs.
Geneva is one of the main research, development and planning centres for ecology and protecting the environment. As well as our renowned universities and laboratories, key players and innovative businesses, international organisations and a large number of NGOs including UNEP, WIPO and the WMO all have their headquarters or main offices in Geneva.
Geneva’s hotels and conference centres are resolutely committed to a policy of sustainable development. For example, initiatives taken by Palexpo include numerous activities involving its employees, clients, suppliers and visitors. Most remarkable are its waste management policy promoting the concept of the three Rs: Reduce – Re-use - Recycle (80% of waste generated on the site is sorted and recycled) and the installation on the roof of the second largest bank of photovoltaic solar panels in Switzerland, which each year generates enough electricity to power 1350 households.
- CICG (Centre International de Conférences de Genève)
- Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva
- InterContinental Hotels Group
Whether they are designed for a few dozen participants or several thousand, conferences, conventions and events in general leave a considerable environmental footprint. The amount of energy consumed, the waste produced, transport, the right choice of venue and destination are just some of the many factors that affect this impact.
Geneva is a destination that meets high standards in terms of protecting the environment. The city boasts a huge number of solutions for event organisers who care about the future of our planet.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch for more information gvacb(at)geneve.com
The advice on this page will help you reduce the ecological impact of your event and probably also save you some money!
- Reduce your carbon footprint: reduce your travel distances – Geneva is at the heart of Europe with an airport that’s just 6 minutes by train from the city centre – and use public transport, free in Geneva
- Think local: use as many local suppliers as you can
- Enjoy local ingredients: eat regional and seasonal produce
- Choose an environmentally friendly centre
- Book an environmentally friendly hotel
- Stop using paper, save the trees!
- Select our Green DDR