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Creating A Sustainable Future

Creating a better future is part of GSMA’s vision of a sustainable ecological future. In fact, Mobile World Congress Barcelona has been carbon neutral for three years in a row and was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the Largest Carbon Neutral Trade Show. We take huge pride in helping the environment and being part of a GREEN world.

Every year Mobile World Congress focuses on:

  • Reducing printed materials
  • Reducing emissions and waste
  • Encouraging re-use & use of electronic tools
  • Utilization of digital signage
  • Educating attendees on our green goals
  • Actively working with suppliers/partners to minimise waste
  • Encouraging the use of public transport

We continually try to identify new opportunities to reduce environmental impact. Since 2011, in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council we have held the Biosphere responsible tourism certificate. Fira Gran Via, the event venue also lends itself to the cause, it has a photovoltaic roof consisting of more than 18,000 solar panels which can generate almost 5 Gwh of renewable energy each year. That’s amazing!

Help us go green at MWC18 by downloading the event app and utilizing the digital tools or by taking public transport using the Free Transport Pass, learn more about these tips and all of our Carbon Neutral Initiatives here.