On behalf of the 20th World Petroleum Congress, international law firm Baker & McKenzie has purchased and retired 6,270 tons of estimated CO2 emissions in the voluntary carbon market to offset all the pre-event estimated scope 1 and 2 emissions associated with the 20th World Petroleum Congress, being held in Doha 4-8 December.
Further credits are available for retirement on behalf of the Congress should final post event calculations exceed pre event estimates.
?Together with the Organising Committee, Baker and McKenzie worked with the support of specialist carbon consultancy, Perenia, to identify a suitable carbon offset project that matched a strict set of criteria,? said Baker & McKenzie Gulf Managing Partner Borys Dackiw. ?Since July we have made great strides in not only acquiring the necessary credits, but also retiring those equal to pre-event estimates."
The 20th WPC, which is hosted by Qatar Petroleum, will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) from 4-8 December 2011 which QNCC boasts an iconic design and cutting-edge facilities in a green technology venue. It is the first facility of its kind that is being built to the gold certification of the U.S. Green Building Council?s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED).
Since its establishment in 1933, this is the first time that the triennial World Petroleum Congress will be held in the Middle East.