Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact

The Green Deal needs Green Infrastructure

Data centre operators and trade associations are committed to the European Green Deal, achieving the ambitious greenhouse gas reductions of the climate law, and leveraging technology and digitalization to achieve the goal of making Europe climate neutral by 2050. To ensure data centres are an integral part of the sustainable future of Europe, data centre operators and trade associations agree to make data centres climate neutral by 2030.

What do we do?

We purchase 100% carbon-free energy

We prioritise
water consumption

We reuse and repair servers

We prove energy efficiency with measurable targets.

We look for ways to recycle the heat

News

About Us

2021
21 January
Launch

● 25 data centre operator companies and 17 trade associations

● "Today’s pledge from important parts of the data industry constitutes a promise to society and offers a welcome first step towards achieving our common ambitions for a smart and sustainable future.” Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

● CISPE and EUDCA working together with the European Commission

● All members agree to agree to a Self Regulatory Initiative to make data centres in Europe climate neutral by 2030

 

 

25 February
Pact grows to 34 companies and 20 associations

● First Board (six members) elected

View Pact

 

21 June
1st bi-annual meeting with European Commission

● New members announced - total now 40 operators and 24 associations

● Pact signatories deliver 1st policy paper as requested by the European Commission

● Includes 19 policy recommendations to build a green cloud and data centre industry for Europe

Link to Paper

 

 

 

22nd November
2nd biannual meeting with European Commission
2022
1st June
CNDCP presents at EU Green Week
9th June
3rd biannual meeting with European Commission
26th July
Annual target and enhanced definition of Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) agreed
October 2022
CNDCP passes 100 operator members
7th  December
4th biannual meeting with European Commission

● Auditable Framework for SRI presented to Commission

View the Press Release

 

2023
March 2023
First signatories certify compliance with SRI using Auditing Framework
2025
Our Future Plans
Deadline for new data centres to be climate neutral under terms of SRI

● New data centres operating at full capacity in cool climates will meet an annual PUE target of 1.3 and 1.4 for new data centres running at full capacity in warm climates.

● Data centre operators will increase the quantity of server materials repaired or reused and create a target percentage for repair and reuse

● Data centre electricity demand will be matched by 75% renewable energy or hourly carbon-free energy

2030
Deadline for existing data centres to be climate neutral under terms of SRI

● All European data centres are climate neutral

● Existing data centres will achieve the same targets (total capacity in cool climates, annual PUE target of 1.3; full capacity in warm climates, annual PUE of 1.4) as for new data centres

● Data centre electricity demand will be matched by 100% renewable energy or hourly carbon-free energy

 

 

Signatories

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