The carbon emission created during the organization of virtual conferences and expos is around 1% of that of events taking place in physical spaces.Travel for thousands of people from different parts of the world to meet at the same venue leaves a huge carbon footprint. Many other factors such as the production of catalogs and promotional materials distributed at physical expos, transportation of the products to be exhibited, and it reduces the negative impact of the event on the city traffic thanks to the digitalization of these events.
What is the environmental impact of the Internet and the increased use of electricity?
Although the transition to digital reduces the carbon emissions created by physical activities, this does not mean that the systems that keep the internet alive do not have any negative impact on the environment. These systems are calculated to cause 2% of the world's emissions. The increased use of electricity may cause additional problems soon. It is important for companies operating in the digital environment to receive services from providers that focus on environmentally friendly technologies.
Transfer your marketing processes and meetings to online space
Optimize your business processes by using digital technologies
Spend some amount you save from not having to travel, transportation, and accommodation on environmental projects
A three-day conference attended by 800 people emits 455 tonnes of CO2 and its derivatives into the environment. This means an average of 0.57 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per participant. The principal contributors to these emissions are travel activities, equivalent to 0.47 tonnes of CO2 per participant. These are followed by overnight accommodation at hotels and catering services.