European Commission and Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU – Press Releases #EUDigitalStrategy #DigitalDay #threeDeclarations
19 March 2021
At the online Digital Day 2021, Member States signed three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote international connectivity, incentivise the rollout of clean digital technologies and improve the regulatory environment for start-ups and scale-ups. These commitments will help accelerate Europe’s green and digital transformation and will contribute to the vision and goals of Europe’s Digital Decade:
- The first declaration is on ‘European Data Gateways as a key element of the EU’s Digital Decade’ to increase and secure data exchange through terrestrial and submarine cables, satellites and networks;
- The second Declaration on ‘EU Startup Nations Standard’ aims at building a growth-friendly environment for start-ups;
- Last, the Declaration on ‘A Green and Digital Transformation of the EU’ marks the commitment of Member States to significantly reduce their carbon footprint by 2030 and to become climate neutral by 2040.
26 Chief Executive Officers from the ICT sector joined the ‘European Green Digital Coalition’, committing on behalf of their companies to significantly reduce their carbon footprint by 2030, and to become climate neutral by 2040. They also commit to co-create deployment guidelines of green digital solutions together with other industry leaders, in order to accelerate the transition to sustainability of sectors such as energy, transport, building and agriculture.
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