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Meet in one of the most sustainable destinations in the world, Belfast is ranked 11th globally in the GDS (Global Destinations Sustainability Index). The GDS index is the world’s leading sustainability performance improvement and benchmarking assessment for destinations. The Index assesses the city’s sustainably performance over 75 criteria across – environmental, social, industry and destination management categories.
Visit Belfast and our industry partners are committed to working with event organisers and delegates to deliver responsible and sustainable events with purpose.
Visit Belfast’s Sustainability & Impact Manager will be on hand to support you and your organising committee to elevate the SDGs that are important to your event.
Visit Belfast have launched a social initiative to help raise funds and supplies for those experiencing food poverty in our city, by harnessing the power of events. Your event can have a positive legacy for those experiencing food poverty in Belfast.
Find out how you can design out food waste at your event and work with your caterers and attendees to meet your food waste reduction goals.
To help you make your Belfast conference more sustainable, we have developed a comprehensive, simple to use template which you can edit and amend for your own event. It includes over 50 practical actions across all areas of event planning with helpful links, resources, guides, useful information and sources of inspiration. This template is designed for organisers who are at the early stages of their sustainability journey and it is in an easy to use and editable Excel format.
Belfast is taking steps to become a future proof the city for generations to come. Find out how your delegates can make their trip to Belfast and the surrounding area more sustainable by making sustainable travel choices, enjoying our green spaces and attractions, and supporting our local businesses.
In 2021 Visit Belfast and Belfast City Council launched a partnership with Green Tourism to position Belfast as a leader in sustainable tourism and support our partners to recover and grow post Covid. Now 2 years later, this partnership has resulted in a wide range of Green Tourism and Green Meetings accredited product in Belfast for you to choose from when hosting your event including venues, hotels, restaurants, attractions, and tours.
As the city’s Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO), Visit Belfast recognises that it has an important role to play in supporting Belfast’s ambition. In partnership with Belfast City Council, we have committed to the development of a sustainable tourism plan as one of the resilience strategy transformational programmes. It is within this context that Visit Belfast is launching its first sustainability policy.