Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Greenpeace Gets IT

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The climate change impact of the IT industry on emissions is being recognised more widely and starting to be addressed. What is less well known is that IT has the potential to be a big part of the solution to climate change.

We are pressuring the biggest names in the IT industry to move quickly to produce climate solutions and reduce their own emissions.

And their latest report on cloud computing updates the Smart 2020 report to estimate the energy and emissions estimates for the IT sector in 2020. Included in that report is this diagram which posits how different subsectors of IT can affect different areas of sustainability.

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Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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