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Ericsson Canada partners with Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge Program

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Ericsson Canada is joining Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge program to encourage businesses to transition to net-zero emissions by 2050. President Jeanette Irekvist emphasized the company’s commitment to climate action and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C. The Information and Communications Technology sector, including Ericsson, has the potential to reduce emissions by 15-20% by 2030 through connectivity solutions. Over 180 companies have already joined the Net-Zero Challenge.





Ericsson Canada Joins Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge Program

Ericsson Canada Joins Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge Program

Ericsson Canada Joins Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge Program

Ericsson Canada has announced its participation in Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge program on Earth Day 2024. The initiative, led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, aims to encourage businesses to transition to net-zero emissions by 2050. While noting their involvement in Canada’s innovation ecosystem for over 70 years, Ericsson Canada says it is committed to supporting the deployment of smart, sustainable 5G networks that provide high performance with a lower carbon footprint.

The Net-Zero Challenge

Jeanette Irekvist, President of Ericsson Canada, highlighted the company’s dedication to climate action, saying, “As part of our commitment to advancing our climate action initiatives here in Canada and around the globe, we are thrilled to join the Government of Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge.”

“As a technology leader with a strong foundation in research and development, we understand our climate impacts and the importance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C. Our climate commitment already extends throughout our value chain, committing to become net-zero by 2040, and we look forward to joining the momentum of this program.”

While the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is responsible for only 1.4 per cent of the global carbon footprint, it has the potential to enable a 15-20 per cent reduction of emissions across industries by 2030 through connectivity solutions, Ericsson Canada explained.

“We’ve received an incredible response from the private sector since the Net-Zero Challenge was launched in August 2022, with over 180 companies participating to date,” said the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Driving Innovation for Climate Action

“We are driving our global innovation in network sustainability through our investments in R&D here in Canada, and a research partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada and ETS, Concordia, and Polytechnique that is already exploring how AI can help the telecom sector and Canada and the world’s climate action goals,” Ericsson Canada said.




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