Secure Decarbonised Digital: Journey to Net Zero
Our world has reached a tipping point. government, businesses and citizens are together on a critical journey. To fight climate change and transition to net zero.
Head of Growing Markets, Decarbonisation and Marketing, Atos
Digital tools are vital to looking after the health of the planet
Between September 2019 and March 2020, Australian bushfires burnt an estimated 17 million hectares, destroyed over 3,084 buildings and homes, and killed at least 33 people. To avoid catastrophic climate change and to reduce its impact in Australia, to protect Australians and our ecosystem, we must limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees centigrade above preindustrial levels. In fact, while digital technologies are responsible for 1.4% of the world’s emissions, they can help reduce global carbon emissions by 15% – that’s around a third of what’s needed to deliver on the Paris Agreement’s 2050 ambition.
Public sector organisations are uniquely placed to lead the development of new business models that are not only sustainable but can also reverse the adverse impact of the historic overconsumption of fossil fuels and other natural resources.
- New citizen experiences should be developed to transform urban transport with active travel solutions and resource optimised public transport. Such innovation can improve health and wellbeing outcomes and help build stronger communities.
- Public sector organisations should seek to use digital technologies to increase efficiency, lower costs, reduce emissions and streamline services across their value chains. The cost of carbon needs to be fully understood.
- Public sector organisations need to provide leadership for resource optimisation, both through compliance with regulatory interventions and by demonstrating best practices to support the circular economy.
- Investment in innovation must continue, incentivising new technologies and business models that will help accelerate the transition to a fossil-fuel-free economy, benefiting all of society
A to Zero solutions
Atos can provide its customers with the most comprehensive, end-to-end decarbonisation capabilities on the market to enable and accelerate their journeys to net zero.
The “A to Zero” offering is a complete portfolio, supported by two new integrated data platforms. It incorporates climate change strategy and target setting, emissions calculations, Digital decarbonisation Assessments (DDA), reduction of carbon emissions, as well as innovative industry solutions such as Digital Twin, decarbonisation Level Agreements (DLAs) or low-carbon datacenters. Voluntary carbon offsetting with nature-based solutions helps clients compensate for emissions and neutralize CO2.
As a trailblazer in secure decarbonized digital, Atos is working with governments and public agencies to measure, reduce and offset. Atos has been carbon neutral since 2018. And our decision to achieve Net Zero by 2039 – 11 years ahead of the Paris Agreement – marks another step forward. At Atos, we believe it’s time to come together. Because with the power of digital technologies, sustainable practices and nature-based solutions, a net zero future is possible.
Take your next step with Innovation in a Box
Atos offers innovation workshops to build roadmaps to solve your most pressing challenges. Once you select a topic and the relevant business conversation, we’ll build an agenda that provides insight from our scientific and expert communities as well as proven best practices based on our experience with the public sector. And you can experiment with demonstrations tailored to your specific challenges.
Whatever your challenges, an Innovation in a Box will help you decide what’s next.