Building and operating climate positive data centers

29 September, 2020
UN City, Denmark

2019 has been a pivotal year for climate change awareness, where corporate organizations are now racing not only to join the fight against climate change, but also to avoid shrinking profits or funding restrictions as consumers and investors alike demand green-friendly sustainable businesses.

“The SDG goals represent a call for action by all countries to preserve sustainability of the planet.  With the data center industry on the road to consume a significant part of our planet’s power in upcoming years, translating into global CO2 emissions, immediate action is required to redirect the data center industry towards a climate-positive future, “ said Gabriela Prata Dias, Head of Strategy for Business models and markets at UNEP-DTU Partnership.

The event is a partnership between the Danish industry body and  UNEP-DTU Partnership, which has the goal to provide a platform for data center stakeholders as well as policy practitioners and technology experts to connect and discuss data center sustainability from a policy as well as a technology standpoint.

The event is fittingly hosted at the impressive building of the UN City in Copenhagen, an international building and UN SDG-Hub, located in one of the most climate ambitious countries in the world.

Conference topics to focus on industry’s alignment with the SDG goals

The conference will focus on policy requirements and highlight innovations ranging from liquid cooling to energy storage solutions and more.

“With digitalization becoming a heavy energy consumer worldwide, there is a growing pressure on the industry to come up with innovative and energy efficient solutions at an unprecedented scale and speed. It is therefore vital for the industry to have various touchpoints across the globe, to meet and discuss different innovations inside and outside of our industry”, said Henrik Hansen, Director of the Danish Data Center Industry.

“We are delighted to once again team up with the UNEP-DTU Partnership, not only to reinforce the message of the urgency of the industry needs, but also to highlight the most promising technologies and innovations as well as spark new ideas. We need solutions and we need action now”.

The conference is gathering the industry together with energy utilities, universities, research institutions and policy makers to discuss the latest energy efficient innovations and approaches from the industry, and is set to attract the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon Web Services, Bulk Infrastructure, Aarup, Multiplex, Coromatic, Schneider Electric, GlobalConnect and many more.

 About DDI

The Danish Data Center Industry (DDI) is the industry body representing the Danish data center ecosystem and was born out of the want to make it easier for operators to do business with Denmark. To date, both the private and the public sector in Denmark have very well received DDI with an ever-growing member community.

About UNEP DTU Partnership

UNEP DTU Partnership is a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development. The partnership conducts in-depth research, policy analysis, and capacity building activities, to assist developing countries in their efforts to progress towards a climate resilient low carbon future.

UNEP DTU Partnership’s Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency is the thematic hub for energy efficiency under the SEforALL Initiative with prime responsibility to support action towards doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.

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