NumEcoEval: The French government launches a tool to calculate the carbon footprint of an information system
July 12, 2023: The LinkedIn account of the General Secretariat for the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, and Territories announces the release of a new tool to measure the environmental footprint of the digital sector. This is a breakthrough for organizations, both private and public, that wish to evaluate their footprint.
This announcement is in line with the REEN law: "Article 35 of Law No. 2021-1485 of November 15, 2021" aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of the digital sector in France requires municipalities with over 50,000 inhabitants and inter-municipal public establishments with over 50,000 inhabitants to develop a responsible digital strategy by January 1, 2025, to reduce the environmental impact of the digital sector and outline the necessary measures to achieve this goal."
NumEcoEval allows for the multi-criteria evaluation and management of the digital sector's environmental footprint within an organization. Its source code is freely available, allowing integration with other tools and providing transparency into its functioning.
This tool was co-developed by the Interministerial Directorate for Digital Affairs (DINUM) in collaboration with Sopra Steria and the participation of IJO, a subsidiary of the Elée group.
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