MIPIM - The Global Urban Festival
11-14 March 2025
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

MIPIM has pledged to be a pioneering event in matters of sustainability. Making MIPIM greener is one out of 4 commitments.

Carbon footprint reduction

For MIPIM, carbon reduction is about finding practical ways to improve our carbon footprint, choosing partners that excel in best practices for sustainability, and sharing our wins so that others may be inspired to go greener. 

Eco-conscious catering

MIPIM is also the time for informal gathering and networking. This includes events organized by MIPIM and events organized by our clients in the Palais des Festivals and everywhere in Cannes.

MIPIM-organized cocktails were vegetarian and pescatarian only in 2024. Our other closed-door events including a seated meal didn't have any red meat. 

Low carbon commute and travel

Free shuttle

MIPIM offers free shuttle from hotels located outside Cannes to the Palais des Festivals. Hotels are served from early Morning to late night in Mandelieu - La Napoule, Cannes la Bocca, Le Cannet, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes - Sophia Antipolis, Mougins, Nice - St Laurent du Var and Cannes.

Low carbon travel

We are happy to shine a spotlight on our social media on delegates using low-carbon means of transport, including associations cycling to Cannes from London, Paris and Luxembourg which make an impressive contribution to cutting the carbon footprint.

 Decarbonising the industry

Road to Zero

2,500 exhibiting companies presented the most sustainable and innovative projects in all exhibition areas of MIPIM. MIPIM has launched in 2023 the Road to Zero initiative that combines exhibition, networking and conference space with a focus on groundbreaking methods to decarbonise the real estate industry.

Road to Zero Alliance

As part of the ongoing decarbonisation journey for the industry, MIPIM has signed up to the “Road to Zero Alliance” of high-profile businesses, including PWC and real estate investment trust Icade, to take faster, more effective action.

MIPIM Awards

The winners of the MIPIM Awards 2024 all had one thing in common: a holistic commitment to sustainability. From a consideration of construction and operational carbon, to climate and life cycle concerns, prizes went chiefly to projects that best serve their end-users and wider communities while making a contribution to the economy.

PEFC certified paper

The paper used for MIPIM publications comes from sustainably managed forests, guaranteed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Using PEFC certified paper provides assurance that the wood fibre used in the production process originates in forests where sustainable forest management (SFM) practices are in place, such as harvesting and replanting for forest regeneration, conserving biodiversity and protecting the rights of forest workers. 

The venue

The Palais des Festivals in Cannes has multiple certifications relating to sustainability, including key ISO standards on quality, environment, health & safety, and social responsibility.  More recent wins include certifications for security and responsible event management. 

The City of Cannes has joined forces for many years with the Palais des Festivals and several of the city’s leading hotels to address challenges relating to the environment and energy use. This resulted in the Palais Des Festivals being awarded the “Sustainable Innovative Destination” label in June 2023. 

Measuring MIPIM 2024 carbon footprint

The measurement of MIPIM 2024's carbon footprint, with Climeet, will serve as a crucial step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability. By assessing the environmental impact of our event, we gain invaluable insights that inform strategic decisions aimed at reducing our carbon emissions in the future.

This data-driven approach allows us to establish clear pathways towards further reducing our carbon footprint and mobilizing stakeholders across the MIPIM community.

The MIPIM Sustainability Pledge

We are inviting exhibitors to join us in becoming signatories of an ambitious agreement and to commit to low carbon transporation, a greener stand and active engagement with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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