VANCOUVER, Feb. 3, 2014 – Offsetters Climate Solutions is proud to announce their diamond level sponsorship as the official sponsor of carbon offsets of GLOBE 2014 the world’s largest and longest running conference and exposition that blends both business and environment, taking place in Vancouver, BC from March 26 to 28, 2014.
Held every two years since 1990, GLOBE 2004 provided the inspiration for Dr. James Tansey to create Offsetters, setting in motion the creation of what was to become North America’s leading carbon management solutions provider. Tansey will be moderating a panel discussion at GLOBE 2014 on the topic of how delaying climate action is not an option for governments and businesses.
“GLOBE is obviously close to my heart, and it has been fantastic to see it grow to become a world-leading business and environment-focused conference and exposition in Vancouver – our own backyard,” says Tansey. “By bringing together like-minded attendees from around the world, GLOBE helps to challenge us to change our outlook on the future, with business and sustainability at the forefront. Who knows how many other businesses have begun due to the thought leadership that is showcased in Vancouver every two years at GLOBE. “
As part of the partnership with Offsetters, GLOBE 2014 will once again be carbon-neutral, something that the two organizations have had in place since 2008. Over the last six years close to 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions have been offset to date – the equivalent of taking more than 3,000 cars off the road for one year.
Conference themes for GLOBE 2014 include The Changing Energy Landscape; Towards the Circular Economy; Food and Water Security; Responsible Resource Management; Clean Capitalism: Financing Sustainable Innovation; and Building Resilient Cities. GLOBE has lined up notable speakers for the Vancouver conference including Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council; Barbara Evaeus, Manager of Climate Communications for the World Wildlife Fund; and Amory Lovins, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute.
GLOBE operates as a neutral, self-funded, non-partisan authority on environmental business. The organization works with business and environmental groups, providing a platform to allow for the debate and development of solutions geared towards achieving a low carbon economy. GLOBE 2012 brought together over 9,000 participants, 3,000 organizations, 650 Presidents & CEOs, 220 media representatives, and 58 countries.
About Offsetters Climate Solutions
Offsetters is North America’s leading carbon management solutions provider. Founded in 2005, the company helps organizations and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their climate impact. Offsetters was the first official supplier of carbon offsets in the history of the Olympic movement (Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games). For more information, please visit www.offsetters.ca.