UK well-placed to use IT for cutting CO2, says study

Summary:The ICT Sustainability Index has found that the UK is one of the world's best-prepared countries to use IT to reduce its CO2 emissions

The UK is one of the best prepared countries in the world to use IT to cut its CO2 emissions, according to a study presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

The ICT Sustainability Index, launched on Thursday 10 December, modelled and predicted the size of the reductions in CO2 emissions that each country in the G20 group of nations could achieve by using new technologies.

Countries were then ranked in order of those whose economy, infrastructure and laws put them in the best place to realise the biggest cuts, with the UK placed joint third with Brazil, France and Germany.

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Topics: Networking


Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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