During GEI 14, it was announced that YOUROPE – The European Festival Association will develop and release the “European Green Festival Roadmap 2030” in early 2023 followed by a constructive workshop with more than 40 people active in the festival and live events sector to collect input and inspiration for the development. With the help of GO Group and especially AGF today the prototype of the roadmap can be presented today.
The Roadmap visualises areas where festivals and other events need to accelerate to cut their emissions by 2030 and become climate neutral by 2050, according to both EU policies and the UN Paris agreement. It contains easy access advice for a number of focus areas as well as differentiation on various levels of expertise in the organisation. Each focus area offers lists of measures applicable for different levels of both impact and readiness. In this way, each festival or event will easily be able to create its own sets of goals and measures to follow the Roadmap. Each focus area is also connected to the relevant SDG.