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Does Teleworking Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Not Always, Suggests New Research.

January 5, 2021

In 2020, teleworking became increasingly used worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers adopted this modality as a safety policy to protect employees and citizens from the virus (Belzunegui-Eraso et al., 2020).

Teleworking is not new—it dates to the 1960s when information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as telephones and fax machines, first presented the technical capability to work from home. Then, teleworking was promoted as a social policy that afforded workers increased time with families due to decreased commutes.

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