NDM8155 - Debate on Members’ Legislative Proposal

Tabled on 24/11/2022 | For debate on 25/01/2023

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill on digital carbon footprint reduction.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to:

a) respond to the need to be more efficient in our use of digital in Wales, as part of the effort to reach net zero, specifically in relation to the use of energy to run digital platforms;

b) include a strategy to deal with data that is created, stored and processed in a more energy efficient way;

c) set targets for ensuring that data centres run in the most efficient manner, including through the use of renewable energy sources, thereby supporting the development of a green data sector in Wales;

d) ensure that sustainability is the basis of all decisions made when public bodies deal with data;

e) encourage innovation to help decarbonise and reach national net-zero objectives.