MIPIM - The Global Urban Festival
12-15 March 2024
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

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. 

Low carbon travel

We will encourage all delegates to reach MIPIM 2024 using low-carbon means of transport such as train travel. We will also draw attention to outside initiatives that involve cycling to Cannes from London, Paris and Luxembourg which make an impressive contribution to cutting the carbon footprint.

During the event, MIPIM offers a free all-day shuttle service (from 8:00 am to midnight) between the Palais des Festivals and many of the area’s leading hotels.

While all official MIPIM cars are now electric or hybrid, the drivers of MIPIM’s official fleet have also undergone training in driving to conserve resources, and how to better monitor fuel consumption.

MIPIM employees will attend the event by train in 2024, as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.

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. 

MIPIM 2024: Our partners

We care about who we work with, and chose partners that share our vision for carbon reduction. From certifications to sustainability pledges, MIPIM takes a green approach to teamwork. 

MIPIM’s official caterers and food & beverage (F&B) suppliers are certified on matters such as sourcing products sustainably and commitments to both reducing waste and disposing of waste correctly. 


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. 

18,500 sqm of exhibition floor for sustainability

2,500 exhibiting companies will present 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. As part of this ongoing decarbonisation journey, 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.

Sustainable and useful projects rewarded

From exemplary buildings in real estate's chief asset classes, to mixed-use and urban regeneration schemes that rewrite the rule book, the winners of the MIPIM Awards 2023 will all have one thing in common: a holistic commitment to sustainability. The jury this year will focus on projects that seek to enhance the built environment’s prospects, in line with ESG goals.

From a consideration of construction and operational carbon, to climate and life cycle concerns, prizes will go chiefly to projects that best serve their end-users and wider communities while making a contribution to the economy.