World Bank and ITU report sheds light on ICT sector’s environmental footprint

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Bank highlight the need for better data to make digital transformation environmentally sustainable. With digital technologies expanding rapidly, their environmental impact, notably in energy consumption, is escalating.

The ITU and World Bank’s report, covering 30 countries, reveals significant energy and emissions from the ICT sector, urging for policy reforms and regulatory incentives to promote sustainable practices. Key examples include France’s emission data requirement for the digital sector and Brazil’s renewable energy investments.

The report stresses the importance of precise, comprehensive data for crafting effective climate policies, encouraging cross-sector collaboration to achieve global climate goals and advocating for transparent reporting on ICT-sector emissions to align with the 1.5°C climate pathway. Read the reportWorld Bank Blog


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