Sunday, April 25, 2010

Climate Change

SMART 2020SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age

We now have evidence demonstrating that the ICT industry is a key player in creating a low carbon society and could do a lot more to help push the world in this direction by 2020.

The ICT sector’s own emissions are expected to increase, in a business as usual (BAU) scenario, from 0.53 billion tonnes (Gt) carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in 2002 to 1.43 GtCO2e in 2020. But specific ICT opportunities identified in this report can lead to emission reductions five times the size of the sector’s own footprint, up to 7.8 GtCO2e, or 15% of total BAU emissions by 2020.

This report has identified many opportunities for the ICT industry, to replace goods and services with virtual equivalents and to provide technology to enable energy efficiency.  read more >>



Decentralised Energy ReportDecentralised Energy

Concern for the environment has started to reach into every corner of business operations from corporate reputation and brand management to R&D and innovation.

The science of climate change has brought home to business the message that we need to decouple growing economic prosperity from emissions of greenhouse gases – above all CO2. Yet, as many businesses have discovered, once we start to take a closer look at our carbon footprint we uncover many more questions about the “efficiency” of our operations - how well we manage and account for material resources consumed at different points throughout our supply chains. read more >> 



Mobility reportMobility

Today, the car is at the heart of personal mobility, offering us independence and our own space – at the price of congestion, pollutants and a rising contribution to climate change. Can we do things better?  read more >>