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Cleaning up without a trail in environmental projects

  • Joan Wicitra, Shadrina Sahidu and Aditya Rakhman

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 17, 2017   /  08:26 am
Cleaning up without a trail in environmental projects The average attendant will have traveled about 14,500 kilometers to reach Bonn, consuming around 27 million gallons of aviation fuel in total.  (Shutterstock/File)

Having good intentions without being careful in how you conduct yourself can be, ironically, counterproductive. Such is the case when one mops the floor of a house to clean it, then forgets to take off their muddy shoes before going indoors.

This year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) session of the Conference of Parties (COP) takes place in Bonn, Germany, from Nov. 6 to 17. 

The conference, now the 23rd, has arguably been the pinnacle showcasing of global commitments and achievements in the fight against the negative impacts of global warming and climate change. 

But it comes at a cost: The average attendant will have traveled about 14,500 kilometers to reach Bonn, consuming around 27 million gallons of aviation fuel in total. According to the United States’ Energy Information Administratio...

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