This INOGOV policy brief examines emissions used by students and teachers to attend INOGOV’s first Spring School. The brief highlights how travel is the primary source of emissions, rather than food or accommodation, while also recognising that obtaining comparable emissions data from various sources can prove a challenge to estimating total emissions from academic events. Recommendations include potentially planning multiple events to reduce overall travel and developing a tool similar to the Tyndall Travel Tracker to collect and analyse information on food and energy consumption during events.
The INOGOV Policy Brief series provides an outlet for the publication of policy-relevant, concise and topical papers. Often linked to current INOGOV research endeavours; including workshops, visiting fellowships and peer-review articles, topics address and reflect on current research and/or publications, ideally focusing on concrete public policy challenges or opportunities.
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