3 important actions
Climate change experts at the university provided a roadmap alongside a list of recommendations for the music industry after reviewing the tour data from Massive Attack. They also conducted interviews with a number of stakeholders involved in managing and facilitating the tours. Three key recommendations include:
1. Tour venues need to attain zero co2 emissions by the year 2035.
This can take the form of, for example, minimising electricity use by appliances (such as lighting, sound equipment and refrigeration); ‘generating renewable electricity onsite with technologies such as solar PV’ or increasing data sharing and awareness of electricity used in productions to all stakeholders.}
2. Reduce audience travel
This makes up the largest proportion of live music related emissions when all sources associated with events are aggregated. This can be overcome by offering incentives for taking public transport or collaborating locally for shared transportation. Walking, or cycling to and from the venue were also included, and for those travelling from further afield, a package offer can be offered to contain the emissions.
3. Reducing business travel
Though this point is perhaps the most obvious, of interest to note is that transporting equipment is included as a key contributor. The initiative of ‘Plug and Play’ is a solution that can be adopted or adapted across event venues. Plug & Play is a venue whereby everything an event organiser would need is already set up and ready to go, reducing the need for transporting lots of equipment and organising logistics.