The strategy, “Greening Government ICT: Efficient, Sustainable, Responsible”, is the first step in setting out what Government could and should be doing to improve the carbon footprint of its ICT.
“The UK public sector spends at least £12 billion a year on ICT and are the largest user in the UK by a significant margin. We therefore need to set an example and look at how we can drive down carbon emissions through better use of our systems.”
The strategy is being launched this morning at the Science Museum in London by Tom Watson MP (Minister for Transformational Government), John Suffolk (Government CIO) and Chris Chant (Defra CIO). They were joined by Andrew Lee Director of Policy, Sustainable Development Commission and John Higgins (Chair of Intellect – the IT trade association).