Liberty Global has become a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition, a collective set up to support the use of digital technologies to promote environmental sustainability.
Liberty Global, backers of All3Media and Lionsgate, is among a group of founding members, announced Friday by EU commissioner Thierry Breton and the EU presidency at a Digital Day event in Lisbon, Portugal. The coalition will aim to help in reaching UN Sustainable Development Goals.
By signing the European Green Digital Declaration, companies commit to establishing science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and becoming climate neutral no later than 2040.
Companies signing the declaration also commit to investing in the development and deployment of “green digital solutions with significant energy and material efficiency that achieve a net positive impact,” as well as engaging with relevant orgs to create standardized methodologies of the net impact on environment and climate of green digital solutions. They also sign on to promote cross-sector dialogue.
Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, said: “We’re proud to be a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition. Digital technologies have a huge role to play in the fight against climate change and we look forward to utilising our networks and expertise to help deliver a greener and more sustainable future.”
More to come.