Using new technologies to reduce the impact of CO2 emissions while attending international conferences
Now that the Climate Change Conference is taking place in Paris with one of its main goals the CO2 reduction, then I wonder if attending to this international conference could be optimized in order to reduce the CO2 emitted just for attending this conference.
I am not expert in CO2 calculation but with support from different sources in internet I found that for an intercontinental flight of approx. 15.000 km (total roundtrip) which transports 10 passengers, including aircraft and presidential companion, then just for arriving and leaving the conference, we are talking of around 35 tons of CO2 per intercontinental flight. If 150 representatives from different countries are travelling from around the world to the conference, we are talking about the emission of around 5000 tons