Environmental impact of digital technology
These new measures confirm the results obtained previously in the studies published by GreenIT, in particular, the predominant place of terminals (smartphones, TV) in the environmental footprint of digital, responsible for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2020
“We really needed, as a third party, to have opposable data and we didn’t have it. (…) The data is very open, we documented it, we had a critical review done, we want it to be robust and maintainable,” she added.
The authors of the project hope to market it worldwide, even if they recognize that the market is not yet mature for this type of analysis, due to the lack of harmonization of display requirements between countries.
The consortium also intends to feed the public database Impacts of Ademe, and “transfer within three years the ownership of the database” to an association to “ensure its openness and sustainability”.