October 28, 2021 | Claudia Bucher
With the help of the CO₂free app, it is possible to determine the digital CO₂ footprint of a person caused by their smartphone. For this purpose, the data generated is directly measured on the smartphone and translated into CO₂ emissions. The app then shows how users can reduce emissions. In a second step, direct compensation of the CO₂ emissions is possible via the app. This creates awareness of the ecological consequences of one’s own behavior and encourages a more climate-conscious use of the smartphone.
For the scientifically sound calculation of CO₂ emissions, Sustainable Data Technologies and intep are doing pioneering work by applying life cycle assessment to the digital world. For this purpose, a methodical procedure was developed that allows an estimation of greenhouse gas emissions and thus establishes a product system that takes all relevant emission sources into account.
We show how different digital approaches can make a positive contribution to sustainable development and support you in the development and conception of life cycle assessments, specified for different products and services.