The impact of digital technology on the environment is a challenge that our generation must face immediately through increased awareness and investment to develop new solutions. We want to be part of this historic shift and become an active player in this transition.
The digital sector accounts for 3.8% of annual GHG emissions, which is more than civil air transport (which accounts for 2 to 3%).
GHG emissions amount to the equivalent of 116 million trips around the world by car. It is also the equivalent of 1.5 billion French employees travelling 25 km by car every day for a year.
With life usage equivalents, digital water consumption represents 3.6 billion showers per year.
In the last ten years, data traffic has increased tenfold and the volume of stored data has increased 25 fold. Today, the volume of stored data is considered to be 33 Zettabytes (33 billion Terabytes).
If we change nothing or too little, which is the most likely scenario for the next 5 years, greenhouse gas emissions will be multiplied by three by 2025. In France, the electricity consumption of the digital sector is expected to increase by 25% between 2015 and 2030, i.e. about 15 TWh more in the maximum scenario.
These figures should be put into perspective, as they do not take into account improvements in the energy efficiency of storage devices and improvements in networks and infrastructures.
Online video viewing in 2018 generated as much CO2 as Spain (300 million tons), or 1% of global emissions. According to the group The Shift Project, one hour of smartphone video viewing is equivalent to the consumption of a refrigerator turned on for a year.
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