Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


What can digital open source projects do to reduce our environmental footprint

The world is slowly waking up to the realities of our climate crisis. We know that digital solutions have been growing exponentially, and so has their environmental footprint. The internet has led to a great deal of this growth, and this has gone in-step with the growth in open source software.

There are a number of new initiatives to help track the environmental impact of our digital world. Even better, there are a several that have been actively developed which are under a permissive license.

More is needed though to ensure that public code is being built in a way which does not contribute to climate change.

This presentation focus largely on the web, and will address the new draft Web Sustainability Guidelines.


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