According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report, we are heading for a global warming of 2.4-2.7 degrees with our current actions, while the maximum of a still intact earth is 1.5 degrees global warming.
Irreversible effects threaten the earth and its inhabitants. As a result, the demand for more sustainable economic practices, climate justice and adaptation to climate change from society and politics is growing steadily. 196 countries have signed and 180 of them have ratified the international treaty on climate change named the ‘Paris Agreement’, where the key goals is to reach the 1.5 degree to limit global warming and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and climate risks. Several business sectors are also committing to more sustainable actions against climate change, including the technology sector.
The impact of technology on the environment is vast considering the issue of electronic waste, carbon internet footprint and general GHG emission in hardware production, powering and cooling. Therefore companies such as Google and Microsoft are choosing to use renewable energy for their cloud computing technologies to help reduce existing carbon emissions.
At Campana & Schott, we believe that nowadays every project should consider climate change and sustainability aspects from the very beginning. As experts in project portfolio management and a Microsoft cloud technology consultancy, we have added a "Sustainability" edition to our CS PPM Power Suite, which helps you to plan, manage and prioritize a project portfolio considering sustainability aspects already at the level of collecting project ideas and demands.