Building a Sustainable EBACE2024

Our commitment to sustainability is “built in” at EBACE2024

EBAA and NBAA are committed to sustainability and to making EBACE2024 one of the industry’s most sustainable events.


Net Zero Carbon Pledge

Business aviation is and has long been committed to environmental sustainability. NBAA has joined with hundreds of event organizers, venues, exhibitors and suppliers to support the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

Within the context of the the Net Zero Carbon Pledge for the Events Industry, NBAA commits to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, in line with global efforts set out by the Paris Agreement to limit warming to 1.5°C and reduce total global GHG emissions by 50% by 2030, and to actively promote and advocate for industry efforts throughout the value chain.

Learn more about the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge.


Sustainability and good sustainable practices are the norm for many organizations and activities in Europe towards a lower carbon future. Business aviation is no exception to this notion and if our sector is to have a continued license to grow it will be dependent on its ability to do so sustainably and responsibly.

The Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC) was published in 2009 by the International Business Aviation Council and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. The publication of the Commitment is supported by the entire industry.

Palexpo SA, Committed to Sustainability

Palexpo has been committed to sustainable development since 1993. Palexpo has been certified ISO 20121:2012 since 2018, for its infrastructure, and obtained a second certification in 2019 for its management system. This standard, which is dedicated to the events industry, certifies that its activities are carried out in a sustainable manner and its buildings operated in an environmentally friendly manner.


  • Palexpo uses 100% renewable energy sources: hydraulic and solar, thanks to the 30,000m2 of photovoltaic panels on the roof of Palexpo. Palexpo is the second largest solar power plant in Switzerland.
  • Palexpo gives preference to local suppliers, reducing the impact on the environment by avoiding lengthy transportation of goods. 95% of all purchases are made locally to reduce carbon emissions.
  • 100% of carpets offered to clients are made from recycled resources.
  • Food scraps are converted into biogas through a biomethanization process. The biogas is used to fuel the truck that collects the waste.
  • All Palexpo restaurants have been awarded the GRTA (Genève Région Terre Avenir) label, and dining areas feature a vegetarian alternative. 57% of dishes are meat-based.
  • 100% of food wasted is recycled and converted into biogas, which is used by the trucks that collect waste on-site.

See Palexpo’s complete sustainability information.

Freeman Impact

Freeman’s commitment to sustainability and diversity, equality and inclusion ensures the well-being of Freeman employees, communities and environment. Freeman was the first General Services Contractor (GSC) to earn both the ISO 14001 and ISO 20121 certifications, which help to guide and measure their actions and approach to sustainability.

Public Transportation

EBACE attendees are encouraged to ask for their free Geneva Transport Card at their hotels to take advantage of Geneva’s easy-to-use public transportation system. Taking the train from Cornavin Station to Palexpo is approximately a 6 minute ride, with trains running every 10-12 minutes. In addition to the train, Network (TPG) offers bus service from the downtown Cornavin Train Station with a stop at Palexpo (for Halls 1-7) and at the Arena/Hall 7. The bus ride takes approximately 15 and 18 minutes, respectively.