Sustainable events in Düsseldorf

Orientation and guidelines for demonstrable sustainability at the location are provided, among others, by the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and the 16 Steps Initiative for climate neutrality in the events industry.

These goals align with the objectives of Düsseldorf Convention across its entire scope of action—in its own event planning, in collaboration with its partner network "Düsseldorf Convention Partner," in its initiatives and measures, and as a consultant and driving force for international and national event planners.

Sustainability Rider

Inspired by the 16 Steps Initiative, the Sustainability Rider was developed: a concise checklist and guide with 13 steps and tips for your sustainable event in Düsseldorf.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability at Düsseldorf Convention within all areas of action.

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  • EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf

    The innovation campus focused on energy, mobility, and sustainability meets the German government's 2045 CO2 climate protection targets from the outset. This future-oriented site, with over 80,000 square meters of office and event space, will be able to host events for up to 1,000 people in various formats starting in the spring of 2025.

    EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf
  • Oceandiva Nova

    The Oceandiva Nova is the world's first fully electric event ship, powered by a 2.2 MW battery and awarded the Platinum level of the Green Award. This floating venue, featuring both indoor and outdoor areas, can host events such as award ceremonies, fashion shows, charity events, product launches, receptions, and conferences for up to 1,500 guests. The space is designed to be flexible, accommodating a wide range of event types and setups.

    Oceandiva Nova
  • Alpenpark Neuss

    Alpenpark Neuss becomes nearly 100% CO2-neutral. At the heart of this pioneering sustainability concept is the new photovoltaic system, covering an area of 30,000 square meters, which will almost entirely meet the energy needs of the ski hall and the park. An intelligent heat recovery system ensures an optimal heating cycle, significantly increasing the park's energy efficiency. Additionally, three new combined heat and power plants complement Alpenpark's sustainable climate cycle.

    Alpenpark Neuss
  • CCD - Congress Center Düsseldorf

    The CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf has been awarded the international Green Globe Certificate for exemplary sustainability practices for the seventh time. This renewed certification confirms the ongoing commitment of the operating company, Düsseldorf Congress GmbH, to sustainability.

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  • September 28, 2022


    “Drawer heroes” gives old smartphones a second life. The Düsseldorf sustainability project recycles old devices and creates digital participation.

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