GoGreen Ticket—together sustainable for a green future!

Everyone can make their contribution to climate protection—including you as a visitor to LASER World of PHOTONICS & World of QUANTUM 2023. That is why we would like to offer you the opportunity to quickly and easily offset your CO₂ footprint at the exhibition. By paying an offset fee for the average CO₂ consumption of our visitors at the last LASER World of PHOTONICS, you are making a significant contribution to promoting climate protection projects. This offset fee of EUR 4 will be invested in three high-quality myclimate carbon offset projects that meet the highest standards (Gold Standard, Plan Vivo) and, in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, demonstrably make a positive contribution to sustainable development locally and regionally.

Let's walk the path to a greener future together.

"Climate change poses a tremendous challenge to us as a society and requires us to take responsible action – both as private individuals and a community at large. At Messe München, we have been working for years to reduce our carbon footprint. As part of our efforts, we have set the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2030. Our trade fairs reflect this environmental commitment as well: electronica 2022 has made sustainability one of its primary focal points and will highlight the critically important role that laser technology plays in the development of more environmentally conscious technologies. Of course, we also want to provide our exhibitors, visitors and partners with an opportunity to help us protect the environment by enabling them to purchase a GoGreen ticket here."

Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, CEO Messe München

Benefits of the GoGreen Ticket

Emissions-neutral visit to the trade fair by paying a flat fee for your CO₂ consumption

By offsetting your CO₂ consumption by recognized methods via myclimate, you will actively help to protect the climate.

Support for sustainable, renowned climate protection projects

Your offset fee will directly go to three high-quality myclimate carbon offset projects whose development you can follow transparently.

No additional effort compared to purchasing a regular ticket

GoGreen Tickets do not consume any additional resources.

High visibility as a green visitor thanks to your GoGreen Badge

As a green visitor, you will draw other visitors’ attention to the importance of climate protection and literally become an ambassador for the myclimate climate protection projects.

Consciously avoiding emissions

In addition to the GoGreen CO₂ Ticket, there will be other opportunities for you to avoid emissions, save raw materials and protect the environment during your visit to LASER World of PHOTONICS 2023.

Climate protection on site

  • Smart deposit system or your own dishes: reusable cups, bottles or other containers are welcome at Laser World of Phototonics. So feel free to bring your own to avoid waste.
  • Walking with a good conscience: no corridor carpets on the exhibition grounds and high rates of textile reuse support the deliberate use of resources.
  • Cleanly separated: strict recycling makes Laser World of Phototonics even more sustainable, which is why we dispose of the waste resulting from assembly and dismantling as commercial waste for recycling. Recyclable materials can thus be returned to the economic cycle.

Environmentally friendly travel

  • Climate-friendly journey: with LASER World of PHOTONICS special Event Ticket for Deutsche Bahn your travel will be low emission. And thanks to the trade fair center’s excellent public transport connections to Munich you will always be right in the middle of the action.
  • Green refueling on site: 50 stations are available on the exhibition grounds for charging your electric vehicle.

Our project selection—our responsibility

The CO₂ emissions are offset in high-quality myclimate carbon offset projects that meet the highest standards (Gold Standard, Plan Vivo) and, in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, demonstrably make a positive contribution to sustainable development locally and regionally. The collected GoGreen ticket fees are distributed to the following international carbon offset projects.

Traditionally the rural communities of the Siaya region of western Kenya have cooked on open fires, which require huge amounts of firewood. Thanks to community savings and loaning (CSL) groups, however, women can now afford more efficient stoves. This reduces the demand for firewood and thus protects the local forests, which leads to reduced CO₂ emissions. Furthermore the CSL groups lead to a financial and social empowerment of women.

Situation without project:

Use of non-renewable biomass fuels for cooking

Yearly CO₂ reduction: 144,910 t

Your support contributes to the following 11 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 1 - No poverty
A household saves 72 euros and 242 hours due to reduced fuel consumption.

SDG 3 - Good health and well-being
Women and children from 67,836 households benefit from better air quality.

SDG 4 - Quality education
70,000 people have been reached with awareness creation on climate change, clean cooking and community saving & loaning.

SDG 5 - Gender equity
30% of the jobs created by the project are held by women and the project reduces time spent by women and girls collecting firewood.

SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy
343,628 persons benefit from efficient and cleaner cooking.

SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth
160 people benefit from permanent employment.

SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production
The clean and energy efficient cookstoves are produced locally with local material.

SDG 13 - Climate action
Each stoves saves around 2.0 t CO₂ per year.

SDG 15 - Life on land
393,802 tons of wood have been saved since project start.

SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions
1,806 grassroot groups have been established, capacity has been built. 

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals
67,836 efficient cookstoves have been produced.

This project distributes efficient cook stoves for returnees in Burundi. The stoves are part of an aid package handed out in reception camps by aid organisations such as UNHCR and World Food Programme. The stoves have improved combustion, resulting in reduced household air pollution with its associated adverse health effects. The stoves also require less fuel wood which conserves forests, saves on the chore of gathering wood and reduces CO2 emissions. 

Situation without project:
Higher consumption of non-renewable biomass

Yearly CO₂ reduction: 395,379 t

Your support contributes to the following 7 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 1 - No poverty
Reduction of fuel consumption and associated expenses by 80 per cent

SDG 3 - Good health and well-being
Reduction of indoor air pollution and related risk to respiratory diseases

SDG 5 - Gender equity
Women regain time otherwise spent collecting firewood and cooking

SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy
Distribution of 200,000 improved cook stoves to returnees

SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth
170 jobs generated.

SDG 13 - Climate action
Avoidance of 395,379 t CO₂ per year and 2 t CO₂ per stove per year

SDG 15 - Life on land
Avoidance of 2,500 ha of deforestation per year

The installation of domestic biogas plants substitutes the use of firewood and chemical fertilizers in the Karnataka region. In addition to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and less degradation of the forest people directly profit from higher crop yields and less indoor pollution. Moreover, the project will also reduce methane emissions from cattle manure.

Situation without project:
Using firewood and kerosene for cooking

Yearly CO₂ reduction: 45,650 t

Your support contributes to the following 7 Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 1 - No poverty
The use of slurry (organic fertilizer produced by the farmers themselves) helps to prevent small farmers from becoming dependent on chemical fertilizers, thus improving their families’ financial situation.

SDG 2 - Zero hunger
To date, the biogas systems have produced 301,534 tons of organic fertilizer and thus reduced 6,130 tons of chemical fertilizer, thus contributing to sustainable agriculture.

SDG 3 - Good health and well-being
50,000 persons have benefited from better air quality since the start of the project.

SDG 4 - Quality education
Because the time-consuming collection of firewood is no longer necessary, children have more time to go to school and do homework. This gives each family almost 1.2 hours of additional time per day.

SDG 5 - Gender equity
Only women are entitled to buy and own a biogas plant. This helps to level out the balance of power in the family and to strengthen the position of the women.

SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy
8,033 biogas digesters have been installed since the start of the project.

SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth
22 permanent jobs have been created for the local population and more than 8,000 people have been trained in the use of biogas plants.

SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production
The recycling of organic waste contributes to sustainable waste management.

SDG 13 - Climate action
Each biogas biodigester avoids 6.5 t CO₂ and reduced wood consumption by 3.7 t per year.

SDG 15 - Life on land
To date, the program has reduced wood consumption by 221,054 tons and has thus saved 3,028 hectares of forest from deforestation.

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals
The program enables the transfer, dissemination and implementation of environmentally friendly technologies in India.

myclimate—our partner

The international initiative with Swiss roots is one of the world's quality leaders in voluntary CO₂ compensation measures. With its high-quality projects, myclimate drives measurable climate protection and sustainable development worldwide. Emissions are reduced by replacing fossil energy resources with renewable energy, and by implementing local afforestation measures with smallholder farmers and energy-efficient technologies. Experienced consultants help companies in the field of CO₂ and resource management identify and develop potential. myclimate’s more than 140 climate protection projects so far have helped save 9.65 million tons of CO2, plant 13.7 million trees and create 16,600 jobs.

Contacts

Harald Rettich
Sustainability expert myclimate
Am Messesee 2
81829
München
GoGreen_laserwop@messe-muenchen.de
Simon Rappold
GoGreen expert Messe München
Am Messesee 2
81829
München
GoGreen_LASERWOP@messe-muenchen.de