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Conferences comeback faces climate challenge as virtual mode gains currency

From airmiles and gas-guzzling shuttle buses to lake-sized quantities of plastic bottled water and piles of brochures, events can exact a heavy toll

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The coronavirus may have transformed office life but it hasn't altered the conference circuit.

Event organizers are planning a return to in-person confabs as soon as the pandemic dissipates despite the environmental benefits of keeping things online.

From airmiles and gas-guzzling shuttle buses to lake-sized quantities of plastic bottled water and piles of brochures, events can exact a heavy toll.

Pre-COVID, the annual carbon footprint for the global event and convention industry was on par with the yearly greenhouse gas emissions of the United States, according to a study by Cornell University and researchers from the American Center for Life

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First Published: Jan 28 2022 | 12:36 PM IST

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