- Individual Impact
- Combined Impact
The risk of venous thromboembolism is increased 2 to 3-fold after long-haul flights (>4 h) and also with other forms of travel involving prolonged seated immobility
World Health Organisation, Mode of travel: health considerations
By avoiding emissions from business air travel, telepresence can reduce emissions by 1–3.8 gigaton of carbon dioxide over 30 years.
Project Drawdown, Telepresence
Impact metric calculations
To determine the carbon emission reduction estimates related to switching to an electric car or hybrid car, the following calculations were performed:
(Baseline; kg CO2e/month) – (Lower emitting alternative; kg CO2e/month)
Baseline Air Travel Emissions:
(# of flights/month) x (kg CO2e/mile) x (miles/flight) = kg CO2e / month
Lower Emitting Alternative Emissions:
(# of alternate travel trips/month) x (kg CO2e/mile) x (miles/alternate transit) = kg CO2e / month
For detailed calculations, references and assumptions, please see our Methodology page.