State of Sustainability Research for Climate Change Mitigation

August 5, 2021

The State of Sustainability Research for Climate Change Mitigation identifies priority contributors to climate change across the life cycle of ICT products and illustrates the need to decarbonize the supply chain in order to make significant progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting the acceleration of climate change. The research identifies strategies to reduce lifecycle carbon emissions including energy-efficient manufacturing, sourcing electricity from renewable sources, and reducing emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, in addition to continued efforts to reduce product energy consumption. Finally, this research recommends criteria for the EPEAT ecolabel, based on the science and evidence presented in this State of Sustainability Research.