Remote work reduces carbon footprint

Posted in: Geographics

What: A study by Global Workforce Analytics show that remote work can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 54 million tons per year. 

So What: Although we’ve seen a lot of positive climate impact as people have been sheltering in place and traveling less, the long-term consequences of COVID-19 will likely impact the climate negatively as seen in past economic crisis, wars and pandemics. However, we now have an opportunity to reflect, and rethink how we live and work and use the current pandemic as a disruption for reimagining positive change.  


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This article is part of Emerging Futures of Remote Work – An Institute for the Future Signals Report for The Remote Lab

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