COP26 Report | How 5G will help lay the path to net zero

It is widely accepted that climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of modern times. Addressing this global issue will require us all to think carefully and creatively about the ways in which we interact with our environment, and the steps that we can take to mitigate our impact.



With COP26 in Glasgow, the eyes of the world are focussed on the UK, with the government announcing in April 2021 globally ambitious climate change targets to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035.

It is therefore imperative that as a nation we are utilising every tool at our disposal to support these ambitions, encouraging creative thinking to find solutions that will help us to drive down our carbon imprint.

According to the World Economic Forum, digital technologies could reduce global carbon emissions by 15% - almost one third of the 50% reduction required by 2030.

“This report from Mobile UK demonstrates the significant role that the widespread utilisation and adoption of 5G technology can play to help us to reach these targets to reduce our impact on the natural world.”

Mark Stansfeld, Chairman of WM5G

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