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Climate Change: TIM's strategy

05/17/2017 - 03:30 PM

The fight against climate change represents a challenging and urgent goal. On 11 November 2016, Italy ratified the Paris Agreement to contain the global warming of the planet, which came into force internationally on 4 November 2016

According to studies conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the planet is warming (by just under one degree as a global average) and we are heading towards an average global temperature rise which, by the end of the century, if we do not act decisively, may even be 4°- 5°C.

The ICT sector can make a significant contribution to developing the economy, improving energy efficiency and combating climate change, as demonstrated by several studies and analyses of the ICT industry, confirmed by the SMARTer 2030 Report published in 2015 by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.

Today we know a great deal about the climate change issue:

  • the planet is warming and will continue to warm in the decades ahead;
  • human activities – in particular the combustion of coal, gas and oil – are the main cause;
  • floods, droughts, heat waves, or what experts call extreme events, are intensifying in different parts of the world in an erratic manner and they are undermining the idea of the stability to which we are accustomed, resulting in destroyed communities, physical and economic damage to people and entire production systems.

The Group’s approach to the fight against climate change is based on three synergistic levels of action:

  • reducing their own direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases;
  • limiting the emissions of other sectors and customers in general by supporting virtualisation and the provisions of services that promote new ways of working, learning, travelling and living;
  • contributing to disseminating a culture based on a correct approach to environmental issues inside and outside the Company, with a particular focus on the consequences of climate change and the contribution to the reduction of GHG emissions that both individuals and enterprised can provide.