It makes society more efficient, provides more people with opportunities and helps us collaborate across the world.
…but it’s not perfect
Software also contributes to climate change by consuming energy and materials.
It can have negative social impacts in the supply chain and for the people using it.
Demand is increasing, so emissions are too. Unless we do something about it …
How can we limit the bad and maximise the good?
Software and environment
Reducing emissions from the design and development of software.
It’s about location, location, location.
Data centres are where we house the world’s applications and data. It’s estimated they could consume as much as 20% of global electricity by 2030. It matters where they’re located, who runs them, and where their energy comes from.