Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Microsoft to become carbon negative by 2030

By  Jan 18, 2020

Microsoft has promised to become "carbon negative" by 2030 and to leverage its technology, power and impact to reduce carbon footprint throughout the economy.

With the Microsoft initiative unveiled this week, the tech giant has set itself the goal of eliminating more carbon dioxide from the environment by 2030 than it emits each year.

Microsoft claims that by 2050 it will remove carbon equivalent to the total amount of Microsoft emissions since its inception 45 years ago.

Microsoft has announced that it will pressure suppliers, customers and politicians to reduce their carbon footprint, and will invest $1 billion over the next four years to accelerate the development of technology that can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a "technology that does not exist today". said Microsoft President Brad Smith at a presentation of the plan at Microsoft's campus in Redmond.

With this, as Smith said, a "fantastic" project, Microsoft is becoming the technology company that does the most to combat climate change. Microsoft's rival Amazon, for example, has promised to become "carbon neutral" by 2040.


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