Credit: Axios

The ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry has an important role to play in rapidly decarbonizing as a sector and enabling the decarbonization of other industries.

Why it’s important: Across the world, companies, governments and individuals must work together to reach Net Zero emission targets by no later than 2050.

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that reaching Net Zero is key to limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels — and the window to act is rapidly closing.

Get up to date: In broad terms, Net Zero means the point at which human-caused greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are balanced with emission removals.

Net Zero is not a target, it’s a way of working. Action now is crucial. Global emissions must be reduced now, halved by 2030 and reaching Net Zero by the latest 2050.

And while there has been an increase in Net Zero pledges, the commitments made to date are insufficient to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The positive news: Although the total life cycle carbon footprint of the ICT sector is approximately 1.4% of […]

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