ESAF2019 Zug was completely climate-neutral

It's official now. The Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival 2019 in Zug, Switzerland's largest sports event last year, was held in a completely climate-neutral manner. The sustainability report for ESAF2019, which was co-produced by myclimate, provides a practical aid for the most climate-friendly implementation of upcoming large-scale events.

How can a mega-event be carried out sustainably? The official sustainability report on the Swiss National Wrestling and Alpine Festival presented in Zug presents exactly that on 44 pages. It thus offers concrete measures and planning aids for future events, whether sports or cultural, to ensure that they are carried out as sustainably as possible. The report also contains clear evaluation criteria and decision-making aids for drawing up a specification for the awarding of an event.


Sustainability and climate protection at ESAF 2019

myclimate has calculated the CO2 balance for the ESAF 2019. At the same time, within the framework of the myclimate «Cause We Care» programme, measures were developed together with the organiser in order to be able to carry out the celebration as climate-friendly as possible. According to myclimate calculations, the highest CO2 emissions in Zug were not, as usual at large events, in the mobility sector, but in the catering sector. The very ambitious goal, that 80 percent of the visitors should arrive at the festival by public transport or by bicycle, was actually achieved.

Cornelia Rutishauser, Corporate Partnership Manager at myclimate, takes stock: «A decisive factor for the comparatively low CO2 footprint was the choice of the urban location, which is easily accessible from all over Switzerland. In combination with the integration of public transport on the ticket, an otherwise considerably higher CO2 value could be avoided. The use of already existing infrastructure and the likewise easier transport of materials also speak in favour of this choice of location.»

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