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October 30, 2023

On October 25th, the French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Devoteam, hosted an event with a primary focus on advancing a carbon-neutral future within the realm of the IT sector. The event was crafted to drive discussion and engagement for our members about the urgent environmental concerns within the IT industry. It underscored the crucial actions that companies need to undertake in order to build a sustainable infrastructure for a greener future.


Key Takeaways:

  1. Digital Environmental Impact: The IT industry currently contributes a substantial 4% of global carbon emissions, surpassing even the emissions of the aviation sector. It faces challenge of annual electricity. consumption increases ranging from 6% to 8%.
  2. Material Demands: Between 1980 and 2008, the global demand for materials crucial to new technologies skyrocketed by a staggering 87%, primarily driven by industrialization and economic growth in emerging nations. This surge has led to a sixfold increase in the utilization of various metals.
  3. Embracing Cloud Transformation: The migration of business operations to cloud-based infrastructure represents an unprecedented opportunity for the IT sector. This transition has the potential to achieve an impressive 90% reduction in carbon emissions, alongside a substantial 77% reduction in operating costs (case study presented during the meeting).


The French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce and Devoteam stand firmly committed to providing valuable resources and information to support the sustainable and environmentally responsible growth of your business. We are encouraged by the increasing interest and active involvement of our members in this crucial journey toward a carbon-neutral IT industry. Together, we can shape a more eco-friendly and prosperous future.

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