Tech Net Zero discovery
What’s the goal of the discovery?
To find out more about how the public sector can use digital technology to help Wales reach net zero gas emissions.
What problems could the discovery solve for people?
Wales has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner. The Digital Strategy for Wales outlines the opportunity for digital technology to contribute to decarbonisation. This discovery explored current and potential good practice in linking digital use and lower global heating emissions.
Who’s involved in the discovery?
The Welsh digital agency Perago and M-SParc science park are CDPS’s partner in this discovery.
What has CDPS done so far?
- researched current green tech practice and policy in Wales, the UK and internationally
- done user research with people involved in the UK digital technology and environmental sectors (for example, digital technology leaders, senior procurement officers and grant awarders for digital projects) to understand good practice
- engaged other important players and raised awareness through our weeknotes, show and tells and blog posts
What’s coming up next?
We published a blog post and report at the end of the Tech Net Zero discovery.
How would this service help to deliver the digital strategy for Wales?
Tech Net Zero would help to deliver three of the strategy’s missions:
Mission 1: digital services
Deliver and modernise services so that they are designed around user needs and are simple, secure, and convenient.
Mission 5: digital economy
Drive economic prosperity and resilience by embracing and exploiting digital innovation.
Mission 6: data and collaboration
Services are improved by working together, with data and knowledge being used and shared.
6 ways public sector digital can help Wales hit net zero – published 2 September 2022
Green machines: how workplace tech can save the planet – published 30 June 2022
Supporting net zero with tech – what ‘good’ looks like – published 29 June 2022
‘Tech net zero’ – so what does it mean? – published 20 June 2022
Tech net zero – start by understanding the problem – published 19 May 2022
CDPS awards tech net zero discovery contract – published 29 April 2022