The European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) is an initiative of companies, supported by the European Commission and the European Parliament, based on the request of the EU Council, which aims to harness the enabling emission-reducing potential of digital solutions to all other sectors.
The Coalition was officially launched on the Digital Day 2021 in Porto, formed by 26 CEOs of ICT companies who signed a Declaration to support the Green and Digital Transformation of the EU.
The main aim of the EGDC is to maximise the sustainability benefits of digitalisation within the ICT sector, while supporting sustainability goals of other key sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture, and construction. The Coalition recognises the need for science–based methods to estimate the reduction and avoidance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by specific ICT solutions across sectors. This will accelerate the sustainability and circular transitions of these sectors while contributing to an innovative, inclusive and resilient society.
Upon request from the European Parliament, initiated by MEP Valérie Hayer, the European Commission has funded the EGDC European Parliament Pilot Project to support the Coalition’s work. This EP Pilot project constitutes the Secretariat of the EGDC and helps to achieve the commitments of the EGDC members.
The EGDC members will work closely with the EGDC Secretariat, the European Commission as well as key experts to deliver on their commitments and will report regularly on progress made.
The criteria for joining the EGDC are available here.