Group Chief Technology and Information Officer
“We believe that information and communications technology (ICT) companies and mobile operators have the potential to contribute significantly to global decarbonisation efforts. We are pleased that Project Zero is in full swing, actively driving energy efficiency and carbon emission sustainability.”
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission-reduction target-setting, like that adopted by MTN, is in line with an ICT sectoral target-setting approach recently developed through a collaboration between the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), the GSM Association (GSMA), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). These targets support the Paris Agreement’s central aim of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change.
MTN’s ambitions are predominantly due to scope 2 and 3, mainly due to our BTS sites and data centres and switches.
The GSMA supports the scientific position on climate change realities and emissions limits set by the Paris Agreement. MTN is a member of the GSMA’s Climate Action Taskforce, driving the mobile industry-wide plan to back the Race to Net Zero. The aim is to ensure a resilient, zero-carbon future that leaves no one behind. GSMA made a milestone commitment – to transform the mobile industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, at the latest.