Research-based
policy recommendations
for the G7

Clean-IT: Policies to Support Energy-Efficient Digital Systems

Abstract

The G7 should regard the rising energy-consumption of the global adoption of digital technologies and applications as a serious threat to the world climate and therefore monitor the issue, raise awareness on the topic in their respective states, incentivize research across states to discover methods of reducing the energy consumption of IT and finally negotiate standards which could be the basis for an internationally agreed on “clean-IT label”.