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 >>
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 >>
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