Decoding the digital carbon footprint: exposing the global data challenge

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Professors Tom Jackson and Ian Hodgkinson were recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, where they discussed the critical need to minimise carbon emissions and improve how data is created, processed and stored.

The article, titled ‘Decoding the digital carbon footprint: exposing the global data challenge’, tackles the issue of dark data – forgotten information that continues to drain energy – and reveals its hidden environmental impact.

It explores the problems associated with our ever-growing digital footprint and how organisations can take proactive steps towards digital decarbonisation.

The article also highlights how the digital decarbonisation toolkit – developed at Loughborough – can support organisations to understand and address the impact of data on carbon dioxide emissions.

You can read the full piece on The Chronicle of Higher Education website.