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Sustainability

The O2 lays out results of ‘world first’ pilot series

The 1975 perform at The O2

Featured image credit: The O2

The 1975 perform at The O2

Featured image credit: The O2

The O2 has detailed findings from its pilot series of carbon removed arena events, which the London venue believes act as a “wakeup call” to the wider industry that carbon removals are a viable solution that can be used to operate live events.

The O2 removed 545.9 tonnes of residual carbon during a pilot initiative across The 1975’s four-night residency in February. The world-first pilot saw the extraction and removal of 136.46 tonnes of residual carbon per show across the four dates, and was undertaken in partnership with carbon removal experts CUR8.

This equated to the yearly electricity usage of 395 average homes. The venue’s owner and operator, AEG Europe, claims that the initiative has provided a successful blueprint for a more sustainable live event model utilising carbon removals.

The London venue also worked with sustainable event specialists A Greener Future (AGF) as part of the pilot, plans for which were first set out in September.

Read more about the findings via our sister website: TheTicketingBusiness.com.