Tencent announces its goal to become carbon neutral by 2030

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Sienna is an editor at Cloud Host News. She is an internet enthusiast, always eager to explore the latest trend in the tech space. In her free time, she is a modest family woman who loves traveling.

Popular Chinese cloud solutions provider has announced that it has vowed to be carbon neutral by 2030.

This week the cloud and e-commerce firm said about its plans to attain the carbon neutrality tag for its operations and supply chain before the end of this decade.

Furthermore, the company is committed to using 100 renewable energy resources to power its facilities and operations with that intention, Tencent has already joined the Science-Based Carbon Targets initiative (SBTi) and aims to join RE100.

Meanwhile, Tencent’s CEO, Pony Ma states that being a global technology leader, Tencent understands its responsibility to help the world attain carbon neutrality and use the tech for good.

He further said that their vision to achieve carbon neutrality is a contribution to a more sustainable future.

At present, Tencent Cloud operates 24 availability zones across 12 regions outside mainland China. In 2021, the company recorded a total carbon emission of 5.1 million tons.

Additionally, Tencent has already signed PPA for 504 million kWh of green energy in 2022 and secured six wind and solar projects.

When we talk about the step towards decarbonization, Chinese cloud and data center companies are way behind their western counterparts. However, the Chinese cloud and tech giants like Alibaba and Chindata are slowly progressing towards achieving carbon neutrality.

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