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SMART 2020 ICT and climate change  - opportunity or threat?   Chris Tuppen Chief Sustainability Officer
Cumulative CO2 Concentrations Carbon budget for  avoiding max temp rise of 2 o C  (ie preventing dangerous climate change)...
SMART 2020 Objectives THREE KEY QUESTIONS: 1. What is the impact of the products and services of the ICT sector? 2. What i...
ICT PLAYS A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN DRIVING GROWTH BY: OVERVIEW Enabling trade and commerce Enabling travel and global connect...
SUPPORTING COMPANIES SMART 2020: PARTICIPANTS SMART 2020 PARTICIPANTS
<ul><li>OUT OF SCOPE:  GAMING, AUDIO, VIDEO, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT </li></ul>WITHIN SCOPE:  PATHWAYS TO 2020 SCOPE
ICT IMPACT: THE GLOBAL FOOTPRINT AND THE ENABLING EFFECT <ul><li>SMART 2020 identified savings of  7.8 Gt CO 2 e  that cou...
ICT’s DIRECT FOOTPRINT <ul><li>> 2% global emissions - 830 Mt C0 2 e (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>> Set to grow 6% each year u...
PROJECTIONS TO 2020 The global ICT footprint by geography Responsible for  largest footprint  share in 2020
PROJECTIONS TO 2020 PCs remain  largest  contributor  to emissions The global footprint by sub-sector
THE ENABLING EFFECT IN 2020, ICT could enable  reductions of 7.8 Gt CO 2 e
DEMATERIALISATION The substitution of high  carbon products and  activities with low carbon  alternatives:  > Replacing fa...
SMART MOTORS Total abatement potential of  SMART motors in 2020:  970 Mt CO 2 e Value: €68b
SMART LOGISTICS Total abatement potential  of SMART logistics in 2020: 1.52 Gt CO 2 e Value: €280b
SMART BUILDINGS Total abatement potential  of SMART buildings in 2020:  1.68 Gt CO 2 e Value: €216b
SMART GRIDS Total abatement potential  of SMART grids in 2020:  2.03 Gt CO 2 e Value: €79b
SMART 2020  TRANSFORMATION
> ICT is a high-impact sector in the global fight to tackle climate change > The sector’s current contribution to GHG emis...
An ICT Sector Target 2008 0.8 Gt 2020 BAU efficiency BAU growth Opportunity take up 1.4 Gt 2020 ? Gt The 2020 ICT challeng...
Sustainability in the BT Market Place Healthy Economy Healthy Individuals Healthy Community Healthy Larder Healthy Planet ...
BT Freestyle 710
Embedding Sustainability Suppliers Operations Market Place BT sustainability criteria
Thank You www.bt.com/betterworld
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SMART2020: ICT & Climate Change. Opportunities or Threat? Chris Tuppen, BT

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This is Chris Tuppen\'s presentation at the it@cork Green IT - Reduce CO2 Raise Profits Conference on Nov 26, 2008. Chris is the Director of Sustainable Development for BT

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SMART2020: ICT & Climate Change. Opportunities or Threat? Chris Tuppen, BT

  1. 1. SMART 2020 ICT and climate change - opportunity or threat? Chris Tuppen Chief Sustainability Officer
  2. 2. Cumulative CO2 Concentrations Carbon budget for avoiding max temp rise of 2 o C (ie preventing dangerous climate change) = 450ppm CO 2 = 50% reduction = 80% reduction UK = - 3.5% pa = - 8.5% pa / £ GDP Carbon budget for 50% chance of avoiding max temp rise of 2 o C (ie preventing dangerous climate change) = 450ppm CO 2 = 50% reduction = 80% reduction UK = - 3.5% pa = - 8.5% pa / £ GDP + 3.5% pa Irreversible non-linear tipping point “… . a great movie and lousy science.” George Monbiot
  3. 3. SMART 2020 Objectives THREE KEY QUESTIONS: 1. What is the impact of the products and services of the ICT sector? 2. What is the potential impact if ICT were applied to reduce emissions in other sectors such as transport or power? 3. What are the market opportunities for the ICT industry and other high-tech sectors in enabling the low carbon economy? SMART 2020: ENABLING THE LOW CARBON ECONOMY IN THE INFORMATION AGE STUDY AIM: What is the ICT sector’s role in the transition to a low carbon economy, in terms of its own footprint and its ability to enable emissions reductions across the economy?
  4. 4. ICT PLAYS A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN DRIVING GROWTH BY: OVERVIEW Enabling trade and commerce Enabling travel and global connectivity Enabling productivity Enabling value creation
  5. 5. SUPPORTING COMPANIES SMART 2020: PARTICIPANTS SMART 2020 PARTICIPANTS
  6. 6. <ul><li>OUT OF SCOPE: GAMING, AUDIO, VIDEO, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT </li></ul>WITHIN SCOPE: PATHWAYS TO 2020 SCOPE
  7. 7. ICT IMPACT: THE GLOBAL FOOTPRINT AND THE ENABLING EFFECT <ul><li>SMART 2020 identified savings of 7.8 Gt CO 2 e that could be delivered by ICT solutions in 2020 – FIVE times the sector’s footprint and 15% of global emissions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ICT’s DIRECT FOOTPRINT <ul><li>> 2% global emissions - 830 Mt C0 2 e (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>> Set to grow 6% each year until 2020 </li></ul>
  9. 9. PROJECTIONS TO 2020 The global ICT footprint by geography Responsible for largest footprint share in 2020
  10. 10. PROJECTIONS TO 2020 PCs remain largest contributor to emissions The global footprint by sub-sector
  11. 11. THE ENABLING EFFECT IN 2020, ICT could enable reductions of 7.8 Gt CO 2 e
  12. 12. DEMATERIALISATION The substitution of high carbon products and activities with low carbon alternatives: > Replacing face-to-face meetings with tele- and videoconferencing > Remote working > Paper with email/online billing > CDs with online music Total abatement potential of dematerialisation in 2020: 460 Mt CO 2 e
  13. 13. SMART MOTORS Total abatement potential of SMART motors in 2020: 970 Mt CO 2 e Value: €68b
  14. 14. SMART LOGISTICS Total abatement potential of SMART logistics in 2020: 1.52 Gt CO 2 e Value: €280b
  15. 15. SMART BUILDINGS Total abatement potential of SMART buildings in 2020: 1.68 Gt CO 2 e Value: €216b
  16. 16. SMART GRIDS Total abatement potential of SMART grids in 2020: 2.03 Gt CO 2 e Value: €79b
  17. 17. SMART 2020 TRANSFORMATION
  18. 18. > ICT is a high-impact sector in the global fight to tackle climate change > The sector’s current contribution to GHG emissions of around 2% of the global total is set to double (0.83 Gt CO 2 e to 1.4 Gt) by 2020 > ICT could reduce global emissions by a significant amount through enabling reductions in other sectors (7.8 Gt out of 52 Gt business as usual in 2020, or 15% of total emissions) > ICT’s pivotal role in monitoring, optimising and managing domestic and industrial energy usage could save nearly €600 billion in 2020 SMART 2020: KEY FINDINGS
  19. 19. An ICT Sector Target 2008 0.8 Gt 2020 BAU efficiency BAU growth Opportunity take up 1.4 Gt 2020 ? Gt The 2020 ICT challenge Bali Action Plan Decision 1/CP.13 … .. launch a comprehensive process to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through ….. Cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2007/cop13/eng/06a01.pdf
  20. 20. Sustainability in the BT Market Place Healthy Economy Healthy Individuals Healthy Community Healthy Larder Healthy Planet What good looks like Profitable for Customers Well being For Individuals Healthy Community Waste CO 2 Energy BT Sustainability Criteria
  21. 21. BT Freestyle 710
  22. 22. Embedding Sustainability Suppliers Operations Market Place BT sustainability criteria
  23. 23. Thank You www.bt.com/betterworld

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