2050Today Members

CAGI – International Geneva Welcome Center

Signatory institution of the 2050Today Charter

Contribution to climate action

The CAGI is strongly committed to climate action at the local level and is actively working towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 5% each year.

Thematic actions


The CAGI relocated to the Maison de Maître, which has undergone complete renovation. This means that CAGI activities can now take place in a building that is better insulated and consumes less energy compared to its previous location, thus reducing its environmental impact.


Compared to 2021, more CAGI employees used soft mobility in 2022. The CAGI also encourages the international Geneva to use the public transport options available, as well at the soft mobility options. On the CAGI website there are also further information on how to use the local bike sharing options.

Waste management

CAGI has drastically reduced its paper use by implementing a new concept which allows newly arrived people (diplomats, civil servants, NGO employees, HUG and UNGE PhD students) to learn about us without sending all the usual documentation. We went from 110g to 5g of paper mailed per person, with 1,500 people per year receiving these shipments.

Footprint and emissions by scope

2050Today’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement methodology follows the GHG Protocol. The Protocol provides standards and guidance for organizations to measure and manage climate-warming emissions. It was created in 1998 through a partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

According to the GHG Protocol, the distribution of emissions is done by scopes:

Scope 1 represents direct emissions linked to the consumption of fossil fuels.

Scope 2 represents indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the reporting company.

Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain (i.e. purchased good or services, business travel, employee commuting).

The 2050Today carbon footprint takes into account the reported emissions generated by the activities of the institution over one year and is divided by categories:

Energy and water

It takes into  account the amount of the consumed electricity produced and purchased by the institution. The energy consumed to heat and/or cool the institution’s building area and the consumed water are included as well.


It takes into consideration business travels and commuting (on a survey basis).


The CO2 impact of food includes the catering of the institution and individual consumption (on a survey basis) during working hours.

Purchased goods

The perimeter of purchased goods is set to a list of new office equipment, new mobility equipment (vehicles) and construction materials.


The perimeter of the  waste inventory is set to waste production from facilities and internal operations of the institution

It has to be noted that the collected data of the 2050Today members resulting in each carbon footprint are not yet fully standardized and might not be entirely complete. Data collection is being progressively harmonized and improved. Therefore, direct comparisons between tCO2 / employee among institutions – be it in general or per sector – are not yet possible nor relevant.

To ensure the reliability, the accuracy and a recurrent updating of the carbon footprint assessment, 2050Today is advised by an international Carbon Footprint Scientific Committee.

Carbon Footprint

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