Greener Days – our mission continues

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ESGE is dedicated to minimizing the adverse effects of events on our environment and society. This endeavor is both intricate and demanding, therefore we were especially proud to fulfill the requirements to use the Sustainable Meetings Supporter Patch for ESGE Days 2024 by visitBerlin! Here you can find our Sustainable Event Guidelines. This achievement acknowledges not only our own commitment but also that of our venue, the Estrel Convention Center, and our partners. It serves as encouragement for us to continue striving for even greater sustainability in the future. Here's to many more years of progress, both for us and for the planet! If you'd like to contribute to this cause, check out these tips for making your visit more sustainable.

During the registration process of ESGE Days 2024 delegates were invited to contribute an amount (EUR 5, 10, 20 or 50) to an international climate protection project portfolio. To facilitate this, we partnered with the non-profit organisation myclimate who are also assisted us with calculating our carbon emissions. ESGE matched all donations.

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Myclimate’s climate protection projects meet the highest standards within the carbon offsetting industry (Gold Standard, Plan Vivo, VCS and CBB or SD-VISta). The projects are proven not only to reduce greenhouse gases locally and regionally, but also to positively contribute to sustainable development. In doing so, they also contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).





A look back to ESGE Days 2023 in Dublin, Ireland:


  • In July 2022 ESGE and ESGENA published a Position Statement, Reducing the environmental footprint of gastrointestinal endoscopy, which provided guidance for HCPs working in our medical field.
  • ESGE launched a Green Endoscopy Working Group to continue this valuable work.
  • Science: Green endoscopy pathway throughout the scientific programme
  • Carbon Removal Project: 600 indigenous trees were planted on protected land in Ireland to offset 12085.35kg CO 2
  • Minimised distribution of give-aways - No congress bags, flyers,etc.
  • 80% vegetarian catering and active sourcing of regional products
  • Maximum use of digital signage
  • Partnered with service providers with recognised sustainability policies e.g. Aer Lingus, CCD
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Grown Forest staff, planting some of the 600 indigenous trees which helped to carbon offset ESGE Days 2023

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