The Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi) has approved the first-ever telecom-focused organizations to cut the emission of greenhouse gas (GHG) across the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. This decision by SBTi is been backed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other organizations such as GeSl and GSMA. The organizations aim at reducing the GHG in line with the Paris Agreement, GSMA said in a statement that, "the trajectory recommendations released on Thursday will help sector players set their GHG reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement."
The pathway establishes emissions trajectory reductions which are all set to reduce emissions by at least 45 percent by 2030. Sector players with GSMA and SBTs are also becoming more energy efficient by switching to renewable and low carbon power. A total of 29 telecom operator groups around the world are supporting this initiative.
US-based companies like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have already committed to SBTs. Many non-US operators with expressed commitments include India's Bharti Airtel Ltd, Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, Japan's NTT Docomo Inc., and Spain's Telefonica SA are supporting these new guidelines. This new guideline will help to cut off GHG and will also reduce the problems caused to the environment by greenhouse gas.