WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman welcoming the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to address climate change:
“Today, the Biden-Harris Administration took crucial steps toward solving climate change in a meaningful way. As the U.S. reinstates its leadership in the global effort to address this crisis, the tech industry has an important role and responsibility to help advance climate solutions in a manner that is socially equitable. Our industry is committed to reducing our own carbon emissions and recognize our vital part in decarbonization throughout our products’ lifecycles and among other sectors that rely on tech. We look forward to working closely with the administration and other partners to ensure the United States remains a leader in climate solutions, environmental justice, and innovation.”
Ahead of Earth Week, ITI hosted a conversation with White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Former U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on technology's role in solving the climate crisis, followed by a panel session with company executives from Samsung, Schneider Electric, and Siemens. The event, available to watch here, was moderated by ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman.
ITI’s advocacy focuses on addressing the tech industry’s footprint – direct carbon emissions and impacts from the ICT industry – and handprint – carbon emissions in other sectors that are powered by the ICT industry. Further, ITI’s commitment to sustainable technology is supported by The Green Grid (TGG), ITI’s energy efficiency data center hub dedicated to optimizing the energy and resource efficiency of data centers globally. TGG plays a crucial role in furthering its members' climate policy & corporate sustainability goals.