The government presents its roadmap to make digital technology greener

Data centers that consume less energy and support for the refurbished sector are among the objectives.

Around thirty pages of measures ranging from support for the reconditioning sector to reducing the energy consumption of data centers. The government will unveil its “digital and environmental roadmap” on Tuesday, built together between the cabinets of Cédric O and that of Barbara Pompili. “The environmental impact of digital technology is a growing concern among public opinion and which has been relayed by the members of the Citizen’s Climate Convention. This makes sense: digital technology is taking more and more place in our lives, and it represents between 5 and 10% of France’s environmental impact ”, recalls the Minister of Ecological Transition.

The heavy environmental cost of manufacturing smartphones (material extraction, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption), which accounts for 75% of the digital footprint, and the energy balance of data centers are often pointed out. finger. But if the digital world has to go green, the government …

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