MyClimate carbon-neutrality label
Based on a partnership with myclimate, CISBAT 2019 has been "carbon neutral". Offset of an estimated 153.6 tons of CO2 emissions (including participants' travel and lodging, infrastructure, meals etc.) will benefit high-quality myclimate climate protection projects. We thank the EPFL sustainability team for covering half the cost!
Note: air travel to and from the conference was responsible for 90% of CISBAT emissions. We are confident that this part will be reduced considerably in the 2021 edition, as European University guidelines will increasingly push rail travel.
We will be happy to answer any questions you might have related to the CISBAT 2019 carbon offset.
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- We invited participants from Europe to travel by train. For a calculation of CO2 emissions that can be avoided by travelling by rail and estimation of travel times enter your trip in . Often the difference in travel time and cost is not as high as expected!
CO2 emission examples
Munich - Geneva: Flight: 94 kg (4h45) - Car: 112 kg (6h03) - Train: 27 kg (6h55)
Florence - Geneva: Flight: 157 kg (4h45) - Car: 120 kg (6h03) - Train: 30 kg (6h55)
Nantes - Geneva: Flight 133 kg (4h28) - Car: 148 kg (8h02) - Train: 42 kg (6h12).
- We distributed less printed matter and considerably increased the part of recycled paper vs FSC.
- Much less meat - thanks to our cooks' creativity, we were able to provide excellent lunches and also a well appreciated cocktail reception without meat or fish.
- All electricity consumed at EPFL is green!