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ACM Conferences and the Cost of Carbon

ACM Conferences and the Cost of Carbon

How should ACM address its contribution to climate change? After two years of discussions and study, the SIGPLAN Climate Committee proposes that (1) all ACM conferences should publicly *account* for the CO2e emitted as a result of putting them on; and that (2) ACM should put a *price* on  carbon in conference budgets, to create incentive for organizers to reduce their footprints.