02 Nov '11, 12pm

Making a Commitment to the Low-Carbon Business Conference

Making a Commitment to the Low-Carbon Business Conference

Are sustainability conferences sustainable? That was my thought as I sat down to a lovely banquet dinner to kick off the Low-Carbon Earth Summit (LCES) in Dalian China a couple of weeks ago. I was lucky enough to be on the keynote agenda at this conference, and was sharing dinner with local dignitaries from Dalian and some sustainability luminaries from around the world. My fellow keynoters hailed from Germany, Brazil, China, Switzerland and the U.S. And one of the topics over dinner was the coming round of sustainability conferences, COP 17 in Durban, South Africa , next month, the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi in January, and Rio+20 in Brazil next June, all part of what the U.N. has dubbed its "Sustainable energy for all" initiative. Which got me to thinking: is it sustainable for all these experts to be flying around the world attending sustainability conferen...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/11/02/making-commitment...

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