The VANOC Carbon Management project was a year long project run in partnership with Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) to develop a revised carbon emission forecast for the VANOC carbon management program. The program has been used during the planning and now execution phases of the 2010 Olympic Games. Together with the sustainability report, VANOC’s carbon forecast is an important component of the overall carbon management program to minimize the Games’ greenhouse gas impact, and inspire action by all those who experience the Games to reduce their personal impact on climate change. Much of the research and analysis focused on evaluating the existing methods, reconciling the forecast with current reporting methods and preparing a forecast that could withstand the scrutiny to which it will be subjected.
The overall outcomes of the project were:
- The 2009 Carbon Footprint – A revised estimate of VANOC’s direct and • indirect carbon footprint based on current operational plans
- The Vancouver 2010 Carbon Partner Program – a voluntary program for sponsors and partners to play a role in taking responsibility for their carbon footprint.