A new report helps ICT industry sets science-based targets on climate change

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), and the GSMA issued a new report titled guidance for ICT companies setting science based targets mobile networks operators, fixed networks operators, and data centres operators. The guidance helps information and communication technologies (ICTs) companies in setting science-based targets (SBT) for greenhouse gases (GHGs) according to a set of new decarbonisation pathways. It includes emissions reductions trajectories for mobile, fixed, and data centre operators to meet the ambitious Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C by 2050, designed to substantially reduce the risks and effects of climate change. “The new SBT is a historic agreement that exhibits the ICT sector’s dedication to tackling the climate-related challenges we are facing today. Through the work of GeSI member companies, we have seen how digital technologies are key to shaping a decarbonized world. We are proud to have been a part of this collaborative effort in voluntarily setting a science-based target towards climate action for a more sustainable future,’ noted  GeSI Chairman and Verizon Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen. 

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