What’s behind the new “European Green Digital Coalition”? -
On 19 March 2021, two initiatives emerged as part of the Digital Day hosted by the EU Commission. The online event saw commitments made by European States in a joint declaration, and by 26 large international companies through the creation of the “European Green Digital Coalition” (EGDC). In the context of the EU Green Deal and the EU’s digital strategy, their focus is the increasing interactions between the environmental and digital spheres, with two objectives: Reducing the ICT sector’s environmental footprint (2% of global greenhouse gas emissions); and enabling digital solutions in other priority sectors such as mobility, energy and industry, in order to help reduce global emissions by up to 15%.
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