Global environmental challenges
The virtue in being virtual in Bali
Welcome to another annual U.N. climate conference crammed with 10,000 delegates from around the world all focused on how to cut carbon emissions.
Yes, we can all see the irony, and so does one U.S. Congressman.
Instead of jetting over to Bali for climate talks, Edward Markey (a Democrat from Massachusetts) will use a 3-D animated version of himself to address the conference at 9.30 am on Wednesday Bali time.
It is estimated Markey will save 5.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions by doing this.
His address will be streamed live at www.oneclimate.net/virtualbali
Do you think this is the future of all big conferences, even company meetings?