CarbonEthics and IHA partner up for a sustainable World Hydropower Congress

CarbonEthics and the International Hydropower Association are partnering for the 2023 World Hydropower Congress to support accelerating decarbonisation through natural climate solutions in Indonesia.

Attendees to the Congress will be offered the opportunity to calculate their carbon footprint and contribute to offsetting through several Indonesian programmes managed by CarbonEthics. Options for offsetting include mangrove rehabilitation in Bintan and Kepulauan Seribu and coral restoration in Bali where the Congress will be held.

Announcing the partnership during the International Hydropower Association’s visit to Jakarta in the lead up to Congress, Agung Bimo Listyanu, director CarbonEthics said:

"It is a pleasure for CarbonEthics to be the official partner of 2023 World Hydropower Congress, hosted by International Hydropower Association. Through the carbon calculator provided in the 2023 World Hydropower Congress, we can calculate our own carbon footprint, taking action to reduce what we can, and absorb what we can't through the Blue Carbon Package(s) from CarbonEthics." 

Pablo Valverde, Deputy CEO for IHA said: 

“We are delighted to be partnering with CarbonEthics for this year’s World Hydropower Congress. As an organisation that advocates sustainable hydropower, it is important to IHA that we walk the walk as much as we can when running our events. Providing our members and attendees of the Congress with the opportunity to measure and offset their carbon impact through CarbonEthic’s fantastic programmes, is a key part of our event sustainability strategy.” 

Find out more about the World Hydropower Congress' sustainability.


Notes to Editors: 

The World Hydropower Congress is the flagship event for decision-makers within and outside the hydropower industry to address how sustainable hydropower can help ensure energy security and reach global net zero emissions.   

The Congress is organised every other year by the International Hydropower Association, the global voice for sustainable hydropower. This year it will take place in Bali from 31 October – 2 November 2023 with a principal theme of ‘Powering Sustainable Growth’.  

The Government of Indonesia’s hosting of the World Hydropower Congress follows their successful G20 Presidency during 2022.  

The World Hydropower Congress delivers high-level policy statements, recommendations and commitments that influence the global growth of sustainable hydropower. The main deliverables of the 2021 Congress, co-hosted with the Government of Costa Rica, included the ground-breaking San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower, the launch of the first sustainability standard in the renewable sector and a landmark industry commitment on World Heritage Sites and Protected Areas. It was attended by Heads of States, CEOs, investors, civil society leaders, international financial institutions, and global media, from over 100 countries.  

Around 1,500 participants are expected at the 2023 Congress in Indonesia. 

About CarbonEthics

By educating, reducing, and sequestering the carbon footprint, CarbonEthics exist to drive climate solutions in Indonesia that contribute meaningful impact on people and the planet. Starting as a Not-For-Profit Organization, CarbonEthics is now expanding their arm with a social enterprise leg, partnering with other businesses and institutions to accelerate the race to net zero.

About IHA 

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is a non-profit membership organisation. The association’s mission is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.  

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