Travel Less. Make It Worthwhile

Cell. 2020 Aug 20;182(4):790-793. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.07.026.


Academic travel has a substantial carbon footprint. The ongoing pandemic has propelled the development and adoption of technologies for online delivery of seminars and remote attendance at scientific conferences. This should not lead to the complete elimination of in-person events, but the scientific community must seize the opportunity to permanently change its modus operandi and reduce the impact of its activities on the environment.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / pathology
  • COVID-19 / virology
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Humans
  • Online Social Networking
  • SARS-CoV-2 / isolation & purification
  • Travel*