The world’s digital carbon footprint

Digital transformation is often seen as key to slowing global warming. By using new technology such as artificial intelligence and data analytics, the theory is we can increase efficiency and productivity, thereby reducing emissions. But all this computing power needs to be run by something - and up to now this has predominantly been fossil fuels. And while the industry is working towards reducing emissions, with many companies announcing net-zero emissions targets, the pace of growth in usage means emissions globally look set to keep rising.