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(Rome, 4 June 2019) The Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention, that will take place on the 5-7 June 2019 in Barcelona, is an event thought for sustainable tourism in a sustainable way. Towards this objective, a calculation of carbon footprint and compensation of CO2 emissions is being undergone for the organisation of this event. The calculation will be focused on organisation issues (venue, materials, etc.) and voyages of speakers (not those of the participants). The indicated amount of CO2 is around 80 tones. This task will be carried out by the company La Vola (Clean O2 brand).
The idea is to compensate those emissions in one of the following projects (certified by VCS Verified Carbon Standard):
The Power plant will be constructed on the Melet River in the Mesudiye district, Ordu Province, Turkey. The objective of the Project activity is to supply about 99 MW of renewable electricity to the rapidly growing Turkish electricity market. The Project is expected to generate about 327,690 MWh of electricity annually and to reduce 209,722 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. Daica project will also help in reducing the poverty in the area increases work opportunities, improves energy efficiency and expands education, health and public facilities.
The objective of the proposed project, the Jbel Sendouq-Khalladi (“Khalladi”) wind farm project in Morocco, developed by UPC Renewables SARL (hereafter referred to as “UPC”), is to generate electricity using state-of-the-art wind power generation technology. The proposed project is to be developed in the Tangier-Tetouan Region, Fahs Anjra Province, Morocco. 40 wind turbines with a nominal unit capacity of 3 MW will be installed, providing a total capacity of 120 MW. The net expected electricity generation is estimated at 296,100 MWh/year. The electrical energy produced by the project activity will substitute electricity currently supplied by the national grid. Using a new and renewable local source of energy, the proposed project will contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions, the decrease of the country’s energy dependence and increases local employment opportunities during the construction phase and subsequently for the project’s operation phase.
The project activity consists in the installation of 20 wind turbines of 2.5 MW in the district of Agean region in Izmir, west of Turkey. The objective is to generate renewable energy and contribute to the national economy. The project reduces emissions of greenhouse gases, avoiding the generation of carbon dioxide due to the production of electricity using fossil fuels. An annual average of 118,100 MWh of renewable energy is generated, which allows an annual emission reduction of 92,000 tCO2e. Additionally, the project galvanizes the local economy, with the creation of new jobs and stimulates the growth of the wind energy industry in Turkey.
We invite you to learn more on these three projects in order to make an enlightened choice for the live polls that will be made available through the app and on twitter during the Convention!
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