Negative carbon emissions by 2030.
Microsoft has shared with the public a large-scale plan to reduce carbon footprint. It includes both reducing current emissions and eliminating atmospheric emissions products.
By 2030, the company plans to achieve a negative level of carbon emissions, and by 2050 – to completely eliminate the effects of emissions for all the time since the company was founded in 1975.
Emission reduction includes switching to renewable energy sources for all data centers, buildings and campuses by 2025, as well as the full electrification of the internal fleet. A number of methods will be used to eliminate the consequences, such as, for example, planting and reforestation, carbon sequestration (carbon sequestration in soil), carbon sequestration and bioenergy (BECCS) and direct air capture (DAC).
Microsoft intends to invest one billion dollars in carbon footprint technology and help its customers reduce emissions. To do this, in the next four years will create an investment fund for climate innovation.
In addition, Microsoft intends to develop and implement technologies that will help partners and customers to reduce their own carbon emissions.