Climate change and energy
While major advances in cloud storage, energy-efficient technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) all have the potential to deliver significant emissions reductions, they are also driving the need for a new type of network – which will require more energy to build and operate. The reality is that Telstra’s ‘Network of the Future’ has the power to transform all of our lives – unlocking new opportunities to innovate, and driving energy efficiency across the Australian economy.
As we scale up our data capabilities to meet the growing demands posed by 5G, virtual reality and the Internet of Things, our rapid expansion in these new arenas provides a unique opportunity to prepare for a more energy-focused, climate-conscious future.
We believe that business has an important role to play in addressing climate change and we are committed to helping our customers and communities identify new solutions to reduce emissions, limit global warming, and develop mitigation and resilience measures. We are also committed to continuously improving our own operations by setting tougher emissions intensity targets, implementing more energy-efficient processes and technologies, and protecting our infrastructure and assets from the impacts of extreme weather events.