2050Today Members

Diplomatic Club of Geneva

Signatory institution of the 2050Today Charter

Contribution to climate action

A member of the 2050Today initiative since 2021, the Diplomatic Club of Geneva is actively engaged in the fight against climate change, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Every day, both in its operations and at its events, it strives to act responsibly and concretely towards our planet.

From 2021 onwards, actions have been taken to avoid food waste at events and give priority to local and seasonal produce.

The Club is also committed to raising awareness among its members of the importance of climate change. Several events have been organized, covering topics such as ocean protection and highlighting innovative projects such as 2050Today initiative and GeniLac site.

Lastly, at the end of 2022, the Club launched an innovative initiative to finance a local ecological project each year, up to the amount of its carbon footprint.

Thematic actions


At the end of 2022, the Diplomatic Club launched an initiative to finance a local ecological project each year, up to the amount of its carbon footprint (based on CHF 1 per kg of CO2).


  • 2023: Planting of a mini-orchard and construction of a dry hedge next to the Club’s offices at Domaine La Pastorale


Since 2021, the Diplomatic Club has been striving to reduce the amount of food served during cocktails as much as possible to minimize food waste, and to offer local and seasonal food.


  • 2022: Cocktails with 50% vegetarian items (excluding sweet items).
  • 2022: 30% reduction in the number of cocktail pieces per person.

Waste management

The Diplomatic Club is committed to reducing and recycling its waste, while favoring the use of eco-responsible materials.


  • 2022: Replacement of the capsule coffee machine with a ground coffee machine.
  • 2024: Use of membership cards as badges at events.

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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