The preparation meeting for COP26 took place between 30 September and 2 October 2021. Finance was one of the topics heavily discussed during the meeting and how to provide developing countries with the money they need to mitigation and adapt to climate change. Young activists also attended the Pre-COP meeting and highlighted the importance of strong action, now.
This is the second in a three-part series on whether remote working is better for the environment than office-based working. The first article in the series discussed how remote working could reduce emissions from the daily commute. In this article, we weigh up this reduction in transport-related emissions, and any possible reduction in office-related emissions, with the increase in domestic-related emissions from heating and electricity that occurs as a result of working from home. The studies indicate that, on average, reduced emissions from commuting will outweigh increased domestic-related emissions, making remote working an environmentally friendly step to take [1,2]. However, in certain limited scenarios, travelling to work via less carbon-intensive modes of transport may result in lower emissions overall than working from home.