There is clear evidence that global temperatures are rising quickly and a very strong consensus among scientists and policymakers that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, together with other greenhouse gases (GHGs), are having a direct impact on the global climate.

Mobile data traffic has grown 18-fold over the past 5 years and will continue to rise at a rapid rate with energy consumption growing, albeit at a slower pace. By 2030, it is predicted that the global ICT industry will account for around 2% of the total global GHG emissions, comparable to the aviation industry.