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New ICOG carbon saving policy

18 September 2019

With its new foreign travel policy, the UG is taking further steps to reduce its environmental impact. Air travel is particularly harmful to the environment, and its use has therefore been restricted: fly only if your destination is more than 500 km away, and/or cannot be reached by train in under 6 hours. A further – and perhaps even more important – consideration is the question “is it necessary?” While necessary trips should be made by train when possible, unnecessary trips should ideally be prevented altogether.

ICOG wants to contribute to the climate goals of the university by reducing travel for conferences and seminars. To incentivize the use of video-conferencing technologies for these events, ICOG therefore will offer a small honorary fee to guest-speakers who conduct their lectures via video connection.

Last modified:18 September 2019 11.30 a.m.

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