Environmental footprint of the digital world

Conducted by GreenIT.fr between December 2018 and July 2019, this study focuses on the world’s digital equipment, or in other words, all electronic equipment that processes binary data. It is based on a screening lifecycle analysis (LCA) methodology to quantify the environmental impact associated with digital equipment on a global scale. This study looks at both the global digital footprint in 2019 and its evolution from 2010 to 2025.

Study details

  • Study title : Environmental footprint of the digital world
  • Version : 2.0
  • Publication date : november 2019 (English edition)
  • First edition (version 1.0) : May 2015 (French edition)
  • Author : Frédéric Bordage, GreenIT.fr
  • Contributors : Fabien Abrikh, Annaïg Antoine, Hugues Ferreboeuf, Olivier Vergeynst, Camille Aiguinier, Sébastien Solère, Dominique de Prémorel, Céline Berthaut, Geneviève Van Diest, Nicole Paul, Bertrand Keller


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