They formed a European Green Digital Coalition, committing on behalf of their companies to take action in the following areas:

 

  • To invest in the development and deployment of greener digital technologies & services that are more energy and material-efficient
  • To develop methods and tools to measure the net impact of green digital technologies on the environment and climate by joining forces with NGOs and relevant expert organisations
  • To co-create with representatives of other sectors recommendations and guidelines for a green digital transformation of these sectors that benefits the environment, society and economy

 

The European Green Digital Coalition will help not only the tech sector to become more sustainable, circular and a zero polluter, but also to support sustainability goals of other priority sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture, and construction while contributing to an innovative, inclusive and resilient society. Its members will work closely with the European Commission and others to deliver on their commitments and will report regularly on progress made.

 

The 26 companies are Accenture, Aruba, Atos, Beyond.pl, Bolt, Dassault Systèmes, Shift, Schneider Electric, Scaleway, SAP, OVHCloud, Proximus, Orange, NOS, Nokia, Microsoft, IBM, Liberty Global, Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, TDC Group, Telkom Austria, Telefonica, DNA, Telia, Vodafone.

 

They also welcomed the Declaration on A Green and Digital Transformation of the EU signed by 24 EU Countries and Norway and Iceland. They also welcome other leaders of companies active in the green digital transformation that have pledged to become climate neutral by 2050 to join them.

 

The Countries signatures of the Declaration on A Green and Digital Transformation of the EU will take action at the national level in the following areas:

  • Set up a digital twin of the earth to help monitor climate change
  • Make data available in common European data spaces
  • Support the deployment of green digital solutions that accelerate the decarbonisation 
  • Lead on energy-efficient artificial intelligence solutions
  • Helping cities become more green and digital
  • Using technologies to make buildings more energy-efficient
  • Supporting smart and sustainable mobility systems
  • Using digital product passports to track and trace products to improve circularity and sustainability
  • Promoting eco-designed products and accessible digital public services
  • Contributing to the use of a climate-neutral, sustainable and energy-efficient European cloud and blockchain infrastructure
  • Proposing permits for the deployment of networks and data centres that comply with the highest environmental sustainability standards
  • Making green public procurement the default option overall
  • Developing low power hardware technologies
  • Use of EU funding programmes and private equity to support European green-tech start-ups and SMEs

 

 

 

Do you have any questions? Please contact Francesca Poggiali (francesca.poggiali@gs1.org).