The Vision of a Green(er) Scientific Conference

http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307302



Table 1. Carbon footprint of Basel conference participants.
Characteristic  Region/travel description Estimate
Estimates are based on the origin of the first 1,400 registrations (1 June 2013) and are expected to reflect approximately 90% of the final number of participants.
aCalculations done by South Pole Carbon (http://www.southpolecarbon.com/).
Geographical region of origin (%) Europe 41
North America 28
Asia and Australasia 26
South America 3
Africa 2
Sum of travel distance (in 1,000 km) Europe 1,080
Non-Europe 13,210
Travel mode of participants (%) Airplane 81
Train 12
Other 7
CO2 footprint total (tons)a   2,202
Origin of footprint    
Air travel (%) From/within Europe 8
From non-European countries 88
Other types of travel (%)   2
Venue, catering, print material (%)   2