What about carbon offsetting?

This standard does not address carbon offsetting directly. Offsetting could be one of the tools to meet objectives if one of the issues identified is creation of CO2 emissions and if one of your objectives is to mitigate CO2 emissions. Rather, the standard is a guide for minimizing the potential negative sustainable development impacts of the event and enhancing positive legacies.  An event planner or organisation may choose to offset in conjunction with application of the event sustainability management system if it is relevant and appropriate. Please seek guidance on what to measure to calculate your event’s CO2 emissions, and appropriate schemes to support with your offsetting dollars.