We live in a world more connected than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the move to more remote work and the need for always-on connectivity, as the home became the office.
No surprise, then, that data traffic is predicted to grow eight-fold by 2030. This growth in traffic has the potential to increase energy requirements and therefore carbon emissions. But leaders in the Information, Communication and Technology sector have thought ahead.
The sector is already acting to reduce its carbon emissions by purchasing renewable energy, setting science-based targets and by making data more energy efficient. So, even as demand for data rises exponentially, the amount of energy used to run that data will not rise in the same incremental way.
The sector can also help other sectors to significantly reduce their carbon emissions. This new report sheds light on the role of the ICT sector in this decade to deliver.