• 2019
  • Article
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Academia aims to reduce its own CO₂ emissions

Academia aims to reduce its own CO₂ emissions (in German)
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Academia aims to reduce its own CO₂ emissions (in German)
Academia aims to reduce its own CO₂ emissions (in German)

Researchers fly all over the world to take part in conferences and exchange ideas face-to-face. And they often do so without thinking about the impact on our climate. But if the oncologist Daniel Helbling has his way, that will soon change. We look at three initiatives from scientists who are keen to improve the sustainability of their own disciplines.

  • Associations

2019
May 24
Carbon Footprint Science
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Symposium
  • Bern

Decarb science! But how?

Boston, Copenhagen, Kyoto: science is global and scientists are jetting around the world. Like the rest of society, science should lower its carbon emissions to net zero emissions in the next 30-50 years, in order to halt global warming below +2 degrees Celsius. Scientists and scientific institutions need to act now. Yet, how is it best to achieve decarbonisation? Is global science with only very few flights possible? Are there any tradeoffs for the scientific competitiveness? Join us to explore this issue.

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Publisher

Swiss National Science Foundation

Publisher

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

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English, German, French