collectively reduced CO2 emissions by 80,144 tons
ICT emissions as a percentage of global carbon emissions will decrease over time due to the expected improvements in the energy efficiency of ICT products. ICT’s own carbon footprint is expected to reach 1.25 Gt in 2030, or 1.97% of global emissions. By rolling out ICT solutions across the global economy, the total global carbon emissions could be cut by 12 Gt by 2030, nearly 10 times higher than ICT’s expected footprint.
SMARTer2030 by GeSI
A new ITU standard highlights that compliance with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement will require the ICT industry to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45% from 2020 to 2030. The recommended emission-reduction targets are the first targets specific to the ICT industry to be approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi).
— International Telecommunication Union
By 2025 the average carbon emissions per ICT connection will fall by 80% and the ICT sector will enable global energy savings and reductions in emissions that far exceed the energy and emissions the industry itself consumes and produces.
Global Industry Vision (GIV) by Huawei