The Internet industry – operators of digital infrastructures, services and business models – is a key industry and growth engine of our time. Its importance for the entire economy is steadily expanding, and its revenue volume in the European economic and financial zone has grown in recent years. More than ever before, we can say: The future is digital.
- Internet Policy Agenda - Download for free
Are European data centres ready for the climate targets of the EU Green Deal? And which best practices can already be tapped into in order to both harness technological development potential, and to derive recommendations for political action for data centres of the future? A study commissioned by the eco Association for the Alliance for Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, undertaken by the Borderstep Institute and supported by the Vodafone Institute, provides a wealth of information in this regard.
Digitalisation and climate protection need to be part of one mindset from the word go. A Ministry for Digitalisation therefore remains the way forward for the Internet industry to bring these complex issues together in a consistent manner.