To mark the launch of the Greening government: ICT and digital services strategy 2020 to 2025, Adam Turner explains about this publication, the journey so far and how sustainable ICT is part of the solution, as well as the problem, when tackling climate change.
Today (14 July) we are proud to be launching our new Defra group sustainable IT strategy.
Sustainability has long been a priority for the UK. The issue continues to be high on the political agenda.
But how many of us have ever considered how IT equipment is recycled, or how IT services might be delivered in a more sustainable way?
Climate change and sustainability are increasingly becoming part of our everyday conversation. However, what doesn’t get discussed much, is our use of technology and the impacts that they have on the world around us. So what can we do as individuals to help make a difference?
Chris Howes (Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer) reflects on the Sustainable Technology Annual Report (published 9 October 2019).
Mattie Yeta, Sustainability Lead, provides an update on the latest meeting of the Joint Sustainable Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) group including a discussion about urban mining and their industry best practice guide.
Mattie Yeta, Sustainability Lead, explains how partnerships are at the very heart of Defra's vision, with the creation of a Joint Sustainable ICT Group.
John Seglias, Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer, reflects on the Greening Government ICT 2018 annual report (published on 29 January 2019).
John Seglias, Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer, talks about the updated Greening Government Sustainable Technology Strategy to 2020.