On 17 February 2015, GeSI and Deutsche Telekom partnered with the NGO Germanwatch to launch a report on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can help Germany reach its climate targets while delivering economic benefits. The study, which builds on the GeSI #SMARTer2030 report, analyses the German climate targets and the contribution ICT can give to their achievement. A detailed overview of the scope of work and key findings can be found in the blog from the GeSI Chairman and Deutsche Telekom Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Luis Neves.
The results of the study were presented by Accenture, who carried out the relevant research and which had already collaborated with GeSI to #SMARTer2030. Representatives from Deutsche Telekom, the Global Climate Forum, Agora Energiewende and E.on also joined and participated in a roundtable. The subsequent discussion with the over 70 attendees also touched upon the proposed law for the digitalization of the energy transition.