A global energy conundrum
Many analysts say global energy needs are expected to increase by a further 25% by 20401.
Achieving the required reductions in GHG emissions will be particularly challenging in the context of continuous economic and population growth.
Providing communications services requires significant amounts of energy. Every additional connected device gigabyte of data transmitted or stored represents a potential increase in energy needs.
There is a pressing need, therefore, for Vodafone and other communications companies to develop innovative approaches to minimise energy consumption in order to mitigate the climatic consequences of this rising growth in demand for our services.
Our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Our approach is contributing to SDG 13
SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
We are also contributing to SDG 7
SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for allFind out more about our contribution to the UN SDGs
We believe we can have the greatest impact on five of the UN SDGs through our networks, products and services and through the work of the Vodafone Foundation.
Our commitments to reduce our GHG emissions, move to renewable electricity sources and improve our energy efficiency particularly support SDG 13, which is focused on climate action, and SDG 7, which includes a focus on clean energy.
- World Energy Outlook, IEA, 2019