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Dublin 2019 GDS-Index Report
2019 Performance Overview
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Summary
Environmental
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Dublin is known for its greenery, but being green doesn’t just include the scenery. It’s a city with an ever growing public transport system, including bus, tram and train that carried a combined 275.3 million passengers in 2015 alone. On top of that, over 4 million users availed of Dublin’s bicycle sharing scheme that is easily accessible from multiple points across the city. Dublin is home to the world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, and many other venues across the city have been inspired by this innovative example to become more sustainable. Dublin is ranked the 34th best place in the world to live, 33rd on the Liveability Index, and above the EU average for gender equality. As a tech hub it’s a city that’s always innovating, including finding new and improved ways to take care of the world we live in. Organising a sustainable event in Dublin couldn’t be easier.
As part of the Emerald Isle, Dublin is a hub for green meetings. In 2010 the doors opened to the world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, which has a continued commitment to the environment through helping host sustainable meetings. Initiatives are in place to expand the reach of corporate social responsibility, such as through Emission Zero which will donate 10% of your carbon offset charge to Haven, an Irish NGO, building homes and hope in Haiti. Over half of the city’s hotel rooms are easily accessible from an array of public transport options, two thirds of the city’s conference venues are also eco-certified as well as Dublin Airport. Dublin also has a strong infrastructure regarding waste management, such as in 2002 plastic bag tax. The entire city is on a green mission, inspiring the meetings industry to go green as well.
Dublin rose to 13th place in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2014 rankings of top convention cities in the World. While home to world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, it is also Europe's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ at the 24th annual World Travel Awards. Dublin is also proud to be home to Europe's Leading Green Hotel 2017.
Summary
Does Meet In Ireland  have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Dublin have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Meet In Ireland  report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Dublin is known for its greenery, but being green doesn’t just include the scenery. It’s a city with an ever growing public transport system, including bus, tram and train that carried a combined 275.3 million passengers in 2015 alone. On top of that, over 4 million users availed of Dublin’s bicycle sharing scheme that is easily accessible from multiple points across the city. Dublin is home to the world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, and many other venues across the city have been inspired by this innovative example to become more sustainable. Dublin is ranked the 34th best place in the world to live, 33rd on the Liveability Index, and above the EU average for gender equality. As a tech hub it’s a city that’s always innovating, including finding new and improved ways to take care of the world we live in. Organising a sustainable event in Dublin couldn’t be easier.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
271 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
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As part of the Emerald Isle, Dublin is a hub for green meetings. In 2010 the doors opened to the world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, which has a continued commitment to the environment through helping host sustainable meetings. Initiatives are in place to expand the reach of corporate social responsibility, such as through Emission Zero which will donate 10% of your carbon offset charge to Haven, an Irish NGO, building homes and hope in Haiti. Over half of the city’s hotel rooms are easily accessible from an array of public transport options, two thirds of the city’s conference venues are also eco-certified as well as Dublin Airport. Dublin also has a strong infrastructure regarding waste management, such as in 2002 plastic bag tax. The entire city is on a green mission, inspiring the meetings industry to go green as well.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
Dublin rose to 13th place in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2014 rankings of top convention cities in the World. While home to world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, it is also Europe's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ at the 24th annual World Travel Awards. Dublin is also proud to be home to Europe's Leading Green Hotel 2017.
78
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
88
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
73
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

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Sustainability Strategy

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Air Quality

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Green Areas

Water

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Destination Strategy

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Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

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