Meta: Discover Sydney as a sustainable destination for eco-friendly meetings and events.
Sydney is a city that takes sustainability seriously and is committed to reducing its environmental impact. As a popular destination for business events and incentive programs, it has a range of sustainable tourism options that cater to the needs of environmentally conscious businesses and travelers.
- According to a survey by the Global Destination Sustainability Index, Sydney is the highest-ranked city in the Asia-Pacific region for sustainability, and the 10th highest-ranked city globally. The City of Sydney’s Sustainable Destination Partnership Program and NSW state Government Net Zero Plan set out a goal to reach zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this the city has implemented a range of initiatives to support their carbon reduction goals, including a target of sourcing 100% renewable energy for the city by 2030.
- Sustainable Meetings and Events: Sydney has a wide range of green venues for meetings, incentives, conferences and events. A central sustainable venue for large business events in the city is the Sydney International Convention Centre. The ICC is a 6* rated, Gold LEED certified exhibition and event venue that delivers a range of environmentally and socially sustainable solutions including solar energy, plant based menus and food donations through OzHarvest.
- Sustainable Tourism: Sydney is deeply committed to sustainable tourism, and has defined sustainable tourism as a strategic priority within the corporate values of Business Events Sydney and Tourism Australia. There are a wealth of eco tour options on offer in Sydney and surrounds from interpretive bushwalks in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains region, to Wildlife encounters and luxury conservation tourism in the picturesque Wolgan Valley. Sydney also has a range of eco-friendly accommodations that have implemented sound sustainability initiatives including reduced energy consumption, waste minimisation and local conservation efforts.
- Aboriginal cultural experiences in Sydney not only provide opportunities for visitors to learn about Indigenous culture and traditions, but also support the economic development of local Indigenous communities.
In short, the city is strongly committed to making Sydney a sustainable destination for meetings and events.