Berlinale goes for green compensation

The Berlin International Film Festival is partnering with the Forest Carbon Group – a consulting group providing specialized services to climate-friendly companies and sustainable product strategies – which is calculating the carbon footprint for this year’s festival.

Unavoidable carbon emissions are being compensated by investment in a forest protection project in the Congo. This is being done to insure that a huge forest area, the size of 300,000 soccer fields, will be protected from deforestation.

Additionally, the Forest Carbon Croup is performing an environmental analysis of this year’s festival in order to ascertain where and how carbon emissions may be further reduced.