Borderstep is supporting member of the European Green Digital Coalition
The Borderstep Institute has been a supporting member of the European Green Digital Coalition since December.
The European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) is a business initiative supported by the European Commission and the European Parliament. It stems from a call by the EU Council to harness the emission-reducing potential of digital solutions for all diverse sectors.
Green and digital transformation of the EU
The EGDC was founded in March 2021 by the CEOs of 26 ICT companies. They signed a declaration in support of the EU’s green and digital transformation. The declaration recognizes the ICT sector as an important player in the fight against climate change. The signatories pledge to contribute to the success of the green digital transformation in the EU and beyond.
Borderstep supports EGDC Working Groups
In the EGDC, the Borderstep Institute supports, among others, the working groups that discuss, for example,
- how avoided emissions of a digital technology can be accounted for
- how the emissions caused by a digital technology can be accounted for.
To this end, Borderstep regularly participates in discussion groups free of charge and contributes its case studies and experience from many years of research in the field of digitisation and sustainability.
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Borderstep supports EU Commission on the topic of data centers 07.02.2023
Borderstep is researching synergies between data centers and energy systems in the DCESS project, which has just started. How can local energy systems use waste heat and water from data center operations? More
Smart City: How can development be managed? 02.02.2023
In a recent article for the Israel Public Policy Institute, Borderstep co-founder and senior researcher Dr. Severin Beucker looks at the state of the debate on this issue in Germany. The article can be downloaded free of charge. More