Singapore and Microsoft plan to improve sustainability for digital technologies

A global private-public partnership between Singapore’s government and Microsoft intends to address climate-related issues and accelerate the development of green solutions for software applications.

Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Microsoft have announced a public-private partnership to advance the development of green digital solutions. The partnership will promote knowledge sharing on learnings, certification pathways, best practices, and standards for the effective measurement and reporting of carbon emissions generated by software applications. It will also explore modalities to advance the implementation of principles and tools for the development of green technologies. A joint framework that guides developers to build sustainable software will be created and applied through the Singapore GreenTech Challenge, whose outcomes will contribute to the energy reset pillar of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. In addition, both parties intend to promote sustainable technological solutions to help SMEs to measure, track, and report their carbon emissions.