The IoT could help the UK cut 17.4M tonnes of CO2

IoT could help the UK reduce 17.4 million tonnes of CO2
A report by Vodafone and WPI Economics found that emerging technologies such as IoT and 5G could help the UK cut 17.4 million tonnes of CO2 each year.

Earlier this year, the UK enacted a target to reduce carbon emissions by 78 percent by 2035 as part of its drive to reach net zero by 2050.

Susanne Baker, associate director for climate, environment, and sustainability at TechUK said: “It is vital that government, regulators, and business work together to tackle climate change and reach net zero by 2050.”

“Digital technology has great potential to help us achieve our climate goals. Digital technology is already emerging as an important tool to support the net-zero transition, and as this report shows, today’s digital technology can have a more significant impact on reducing our carbon footprint.” throughout the economy. With COP26 just around the corner, it’s time to act.

Technologies including the Internet of Things and 5G will be key to delivering efficiency improvements that reduce our carbon footprint while minimizing the impact on people’s ability to live, work and travel without significant disruption…