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12 Dec 2015

Rob Bernard, Microsoft Green Blog

Microsoft statement

"A new global climate agreement: How technology will help us reach COP21's goals"

The agreement reached in Paris at COP21 sends a clear and unmistakable message—the world is committed to taking action to ensure a more sustainable future…This global commitment provides assurance and clear direction for not only national governments, but also for corporations…It will help companies to move forward in accelerating their low-carbon investments and helping to build a low-carbon global economy…It is our hope and belief that this agreement will encourage even more organizations and industries to pursue carbon-neutral commitments, policies and initiatives. This will in turn accelerate a new wave of innovation as society continues to address the challenge of climate change through both policy and technology. Already, we are seeing the gains in efficiency made possible through deploying software, big data and machine learning in our own operations and with partners…Advances in technology and innovation will be absolutely critical in moving us forward towards achieving the goals outlined in the agreement…