IBM, a multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, has stated its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030. Also, it is ready to continue the climate change crisis countermeasures program that has been undertaken for the last decades.
IBM will prioritize actually reducing emissions, making energy efficiency efforts, while increasing the use of clean energy in the more than 175 countries in which it operates. “I am proud that IBM is leading the way by taking actions to significantly reduce emissions,” said Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO of IBM, in New York on Tuesday (16/2).
He explained that the climate change crisis is one of the most pressing problems in the world today. IBM is one of the companies that has the courage to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero in accordance with the target signed by several countries in the Paris Climate Agreement in April 2016.
To achieve that target, IBM is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 65% during 2010-2025, using renewable energy sources for 75% of its electricity power by 2025 and 90% by 2030, and using carbon capture technology by 2030 to eliminate emissions in a significant amount. equal or exceed IBM’s residual emission levels.
Not only that, according to Khrisna, IBM will also take advantage of a combination of artificial intelligence technology, hybrid cloud, and quantum computing to solve complex climate problems scientifically. “Including developing polymers, membranes, and new materials that can capture and absorb carbon from emission sources,” he said.
IBM is not the only multinational technology company committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030. In fact, Microsoft, a global technology company based in Redmond, Washington, has announced its commitment one year ago (January 2020) by targeting negative carbon in 2030 and remove all the carbon it has emitted since 1975 from the environment by 2050.