Communications technology accounts for approximately 2% of global carbon emissions, a figure that is predicted to double by 2020, as demand for broadband services grows. Innovative solutions hold the key to curbing these emissions and reducing environmental impact. But Alcatel-Lucent solutions are not designed solely to make networks more eco-efficient. In fact, their greatest impact lies in their application to numerous other industries, where they hold the potential to reduce the remaining 98%.
Innovative solutions and a radically different approach hold the key to curbing emissions and reducing environmental impact. The GreenTouch™ initiative is an outstanding example. This global consortium of leaders in industry, academia and government labs initiated by Bell Labs, aims to dramatically increase network energy efficiency – to make communications networks 1,000 times more energy efficient than they are today.Read more.
Alcatel-Lucent’s Approach to Eco-Sustainability:
Alcatel-Lucent is driving an eco-sustainable communications transformation with tangible business and environmental benefits.
Our solutions help build intelligent, environmentally-responsible, end-to-end networks. Read more.
Eco-sustainable networks enable businesses and consumers to reduce their environmental impact through innovative applications of communications solutions. Read more.
Because the carbon challenge is too massive for any single player, Alcatel-Lucent leverages its research resources through open, collaborative partnerships and also actively contributes to forums where business, government and public interest group leaders join together to review and map broad sustainability strategies and initiatives. Read more.
Alcatel-Lucent is committed to reduce its absolute carbon footprint by 50% by 2020 (2008 baseline). Read more.