The ICT sector could play a central role in combating climate change and promoting economic growth across the EU, claims BT in a
In The role of ICT in reducing carbon emissions in the EU, BT claims that ICT-enabled solutions could reduce EU carbon emissions by 1.5 Gt CO2e in 2030, equal to 37% of the EU’s total emissions in 2012. Smart manufacturing, smart buildings and smart energy account for 74% of the potential carbon savings identifid by the report.
Larry Stone, BT President of Government & Public Affairs, said: “Increased use of ICT solutions could help ensure the European Union meets its carbon emissions reduction targets. They are also an important enabler for the circular economy.”