The idea comes from a recent research, which predicts that technological advancements may result in 8.5 Gt of carbon reductions by the end of the decade.
During the next decade, the technology industry is expected to cut its energy consumption by 40 percent while simultaneously reducing global carbon emissions by 20 percent.
As shown in a recent research by BT and Accenture, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will be achieved despite an eight-fold rise in data traffic by 2030, which is expected to occur.
Purchasing renewable power, establishing science-based objectives, and promoting more energy-efficient technologies like as 5G and the Cloud, according to the research, would all assist to reduce emissions considerably while also keeping the yearly growth rate of energy consumption to a mere 1.3 percent.
According to the findings of the survey, the United Kingdom is one of the countries that is setting the pace. According to the report, investments in renewable power, the phase-out of landlines by 2025, and the migration of consumers to 5G may result in a 68 percent reduction in emissions by 2030 in the industry.
According to the research, by the end of this decade, these new technologies may result in savings of up to 8.5 gigatonnes of carbon equivalents, as well as a 61 percent decrease in worldwide transportation emissions.
In response to the results of the research, Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact & Sustainability Officer of BT, stated: “We have been at the forefront of climate action for more than 30 years and will continue to lead in this area.”
“We are already utilizing 100 percent renewable power across the world, and we are now constructing the next generation of fixed full fiber and 5G mobile networks across the United Kingdom, as well as decommissioning outdated networks where practicable.”
“This all contributes to our efforts to decrease our carbon footprint and to become a net zero emissions business by 2030 for our own operations and by 2040 for our supply chain and consumer emissions,” says the company.