The measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to streaming was until now a mere intellectual curiosity. Now, it is a priority objective that will soon be imposed on all online video broadcasters (companies, administrations, access providers, etc.).
Whether it's to meet your CSR commitments, to include it in your carbon footprint, to see the effect of your digital sobriety measures, or to anticipate a future obligation, we explain here how to read your total emissions in the Streamlike console.
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In a previous article, we explained the method used to count the daily GHG emissions of your programs. The measurement started on April 13, 2020. Cumulative emissions are therefore available since this date.
Video tutorial: how to read your GHG emissions in the Streamlike console ?
Why count your GHG emissions?
- Because this is the priority (Project No. 1, paragraph 1: "Better assess and quantify the environmental footprint of digital technology") of the "Roadmap on digital and the environment - 50 measures for a national and European agenda on a responsible digital, i.e. sober and serving the ecological and solidarity transition and sustainable development objectives" defined by the members of the National Digital Council (CNNum), in partnership with the High Council for the Climate.
- Because it is requested by the report of the Shift Project on the deployment of digital sobriety, the report of the Citizen's Convention for the Climate, the Cigref's repository of best practices and by the Digital and Environment conference.
- Because it is a commitment of the Planet Tech'Care manifesto initiated by the Syntec Numérique, of which Streamlike is a signatory: "The signatories of the Planet Tech'Care manifesto are committed to measuring and then reducing the environmental impacts of their digital products and services. They are committed to raising the awareness of their stakeholders so that all the players in the digital ecosystem are able to contribute to reducing their impacts within their areas of responsibility".
- Because the anti-waste law passed by Parliament on January 30, 2020 requires Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile operators to report on the carbon footprint of digital activities as of January 1, 2022.
- Because the French Council of State has given the French Government 3 months to justify that the GHG reduction trajectory to 2030 can be respected.