Green Internet Infrastructure - YOUthDIG 07 2024

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15 June 2024 | 11:40–13:00 EEST
YOUthDIG 2024 programme

Session teaser

Thoughout this session, participants will deep dive into the enviromnetal impact of the internet's physical infrastructure, including data centres, servers, and network equipment. We will explore the different initiatives for reducing energy consumption, increasing efficiency, and transitioning to renewable energy sources in the operation of internet infrastructure


Lecture, open discussion


In this dynamic and informative session, participants will embark on an in-depth exploration of the environmental footprint of the Internet’s physical infrastructure. As the digital age accelerates, understanding the ecological impact of data centers, servers, and network equipment is crucial. This session aims to equip young people with the knowledge to engage with the Internet keeping in mind the environmental perspective, emphasizing sustainable practices and green technologies. Throughout this session, participants will:

  • Understand the environmental challenges posed by the physical infrastructure of the internet.
  • Explore current initiatives aimed at reducing the energy consumption of data centers and network equipment.
  • Learn about innovative technologies and practices that increase operational efficiency.
  • Discuss the role of renewable energy sources in making internet infrastructure more sustainable.
  • Gain insights into policy and governance frameworks that support environmentally friendly internet practices.

Further reading

Energy-efficient Cloud Computing Technologies and Policies for an Eco-friendly Cloud Market (European Commission)

(Please notice that the following sources are not validated for accuracy, merely used for general trend information)

Energy consumption:

Environmental statistics:

Cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS:

Datacentre optimisation:


Focal Points

  • Pilar Rodriguez, YOUthDIG Org Team
  • João Pedro Martins, YOUthDIG Org Team


  • André Melancia,