On December 7, 2023, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development published Resolution No. 465/2023 (the “Resolution“), that created the Environmental Protocol for Massive Events (the “Protocol“). Organizers of massive events are invited to adhere to such Protocol.

The Protocol is framed in the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as an additional public policy to achieve observations of the SDGs and to reduce the negative impact that urban life has on the environment, especially in managing mass events. It aims to provide tools that contribute to the reduction of the environmental impact produced before, during and after the development of mass events, through concrete actions and indicators to measure the performance of the environmental management of the event.

Thus, in order to carry out a correct management of environmental impacts in a mass event, it is important to consider all the impacts derived from the procurement of raw materials, production, transportation, and end of life of all the elements used for its realization.

The Protocol identifies the following lines of action for the sustainable management of mass events:

  1. Waste;
  2. Responsible consumption;
  3. Communication and environmental education;
  4. Sustainable mobility;
  5. Energy;
  6. Water; and
  7. Inclusion and Diversity.

Based on these, the Protocol proposes certain qualitative and quantitative indicators to monitor and have metrics that serve to set goals and improvements in the future.


For additional information, please contact Nicolás Eliaschev, Pablo Arrascaeta, Milagros Piñeiro, Rocío Valdez and/or Victoria Barrueco.