The Pact marks the first time the industry has come together to solidify its commitment to ensure that European data centers are carbon neutral by 2030. The industry is seeking to play a leading role in transitioning
The Pact also establishes a Self-Regulatory Initiative for the industry, which will set goals to facilitate the transition to a greener economy in
- Improving the efficiency of energy use
- Purchasing 100% carbon-free energy
- Water conservation through the selection of efficient and appropriate cooling solutions
- Recycling of servers, electrical equipment and other related electrical components
- Reusing data center heat where practical, environmentally sound and cost effective
More information on the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, can be found here.
The Pact and Self-Regulatory Framework support and enable
Maurice Mortell, Managing Director, Ireland, Equinix:
"Digital technologies are an essential part of the EU's goal to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050. Cloud infrastructure and data center providers are a crucial component within this, as we have historically provided cloud first solutions to enhance the carbon efficiency within our sector whilst supporting other industries to meet their own climate neutrality goals. At
Equinixwe firmly believe that it will take a concerted effort by numerous companies, governments and people to protect our planet and create a better future. Which is why we're proud to be a signatory of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Operator Pact and Self-Regulatory Initiative, to take a leap forward in ensuring that our industry plays a leading role in taking climate action and transitioning Europeto a green economy."
Alban Schmutz, Chairman, Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe:
"With cloud infrastructure the backbone of the
European Union'sdigital economy, our industry is committed to the idea that we must all play a central role in addressing climate change. This commitment underpins a roadmap for Europe'scloud infrastructure industry to offer climate neutral services to customers by 2030."
- Apostolos Kakkos, Chairman,
European Data Centre Association:
"Data centers are the supporting pillars of the fourth industrial revolution and, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, are essential infrastructure of not only the digital economy but of the entire global economy. It is our duty to commit to a self-regulatory initiative that will help to ensure the operational availability, sustainability and the future of our industry."
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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