The basis for calculating environmental assessments has been improved
Digitalisation allows new possibilities in the sphere of protection of the climate and the environment. To enable digital technologies to be used more, and in a more targeted fashion, to reduce energy and materials consumption in all areas of life and work, the basis for calculation of environmental assessments and footprints in the area of ICT technologies and services must be improved. The data fundamentals are to be improved by Switzerland's participation in European and international programmes for earth observation, e.g. the “Copernicus” programme. Among other things they are to be able to be used with an environmental assessment database such as, for example, “ecoinvent“ so that in future the increasing ICT share in the value-creation and supply chains for traditional products and services can be measured so that targeted measures can be taken.