In a July speech describing the European Union’s “Digital Agenda for Europe,” Viviane Reding, the EU’s Commissioner for Information Society and Media, said the following: “If businesses in Europe were to replace only 20 percent of all business trips by videoconferencing, we could save more than 22 million tons of CO2 per year.” It’s this comment that provided the dramatic headline for a late September press release: “UN to Declare War on Business Trips.” Written by EurActiv, an independent ...

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