Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is collaborating with Microsoft to improve sustainability outcomes and address climate-related issues for digital technologies. The parties will together work to accelerate the global and local development of software applications and solutions to help industries do more with less.
IMDA and Microsoft will share their knowledge, expertise, and standards for effective measurement and reporting of carbon emissions arising from software applications. This partnership will look to advance the implementation of principles and tools for the development of green technologies.
IMDA and Microsoft will be developing a joint framework that guides the development of sustainable software. The framework will be applied through the Singapore GreenTech Challenge, where local developers will be invited to build sustainable and carbon aware applications that will contribute to the energy reset pillar of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. The framework will also be shared globally once ready.
Also, this partnership will curate and encourage the adoption of sustainable technology solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These solutions will empower businesses to measure, track and report their carbon emissions as they manage and optimize their resources more easily.
(Source: Infocomm Media Development Authority)