Skype at the United Nations Climate Change Conference
This month, The United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in Durban, South Africa and influential representatives of the world’s governments, international organizations and civil society came together to discuss climate change.
Skype was excited to join it’s new parent company Microsoft at the Climate Change conference to showcase some of the innovative ways technology is helping to address environmental changes. Microsoft, with a little help from Skype, created a ‘virtual participation’ community calling center where attending delegates conducted free Skype calls to landlines and mobiles around the world from the venue in South Africa and learned how easy it is to incorporate climate consciousness into their everyday activities. After the conference, we were pleased to hear that the Skype booths were a huge success, as delegates enthusiastically lined up to connect with friends, families and colleagues around the globe via Skype.
We’re delighted that through Skype, delegates were able to stay connected with others abroad, especially as they traveled from all over the world. We hope to replicate the success at future conferences with Microsoft.