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  1. Nov 2020
    1. “One of the many unfortunate aspects of the Covid-19 crisis has been the severe loss – of up to 90% – of aircraft-derived meteorological data as a result of the steep decline in airline operations and passenger flights since March 2020,” said WMO secretary-general Professor Petteri Taalas. “Meteorological services and other data providers have tried to offset this loss, but there has been a measurable negative impact on the accuracy of weather forecasts as a result of AMDAR data reductions.”

      COVID-19 reduced economic activities and CO2 emission. But, also triggered some unexpected developments such as reduction of weather data provided by commercial airplanes.

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  2. Sep 2020
    1. we use digital technologies to build a healthier, greener society.

      It is link between digital and environment that we should explore more.

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  3. Jul 2020
    1. Consultation on the Recommendations on electronic information tools

      this is useful policy update for TechCircle (||MarcoLotti||), Digital Watch (||AndrijanaG||), SDC Newsletter (||NatasaPerucica||) and overall interplay digital/enviornment (||Jovan||

    1. The Swiss-based International Organisation for Standardisation held its first meeting on standards for carbon accounting in transactions in November 2022.

      Can we check about this standarsiation as linkage among standards, climate change and digital.

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  4. Jun 2020
    1. At the same time, the current environmental footprint of the ICT sector is estimated to be between 5 to 9% of the world’s total electricity use and more than 2% of all emissions, a large part of which is due to data centres, cloud services and connectivity. The EU’s digital strategy ‘Shaping Europe’s digital future’ proposes green transformation measures for the ICT sector.

      Relevant for digital & environment

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