Cleaning technology for the future

Energy use has risen to the top of the political agenda in the wake of Cop26, and the information technology sector, depending on how it responds, can choose to either be part of the problem or of the solution. Jason Walsh reports

28th November, 2021
Cleaning technology for the future
Sinéad Mercier, lecturer in environmental law and policy and European Research Council PhD researcher at the UCD Sutherland School of Law. Picture: Arthur Ellis Photography

With the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, better known as Cop26, dominating the headlines for weeks on end this month, it is little surprise that sustainability is on everyone’s lips. From politicians to the public at large, people are asking who really pays for the energy we use to power our lives.

Businesses are not exempt from this, and taking into account ESG [environmental, social, and governance issues] is no longer optional....

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