China has committed to cut its carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 60-65% from its 2005 baseline level by 2030, and will reach emission peak by 2030, or even earlier. In 2016, China has formally signed the Paris Agreement in Hangzhou G20 Summit.
Having the largest scale of networks and customer, China Mobile has been making great efforts to address climate change. By carrying out the Big Connectivity strategy and developing a green Internet of Everything, China Mobile contributes to a much more low-carbon, convenient and sustainable society.
In 2015, through the energy classification standards, free cooling, alternative energy and so on, China mobile reduce the power consumption of 4G network and data center sharply. Though 1.1 million 4G base stations were built, data traffic increased by 144%, the total energy consumption per unit of data traffic dropped by 17%, equivalent to saving 15 billion kwh of electricity and reducing 13 million tons CO2. To manage challenges of growing of users and network, China Mobile sets targets by 2020 based on its 2015 level: 45% reduction of total energy consumption per unit of data traffic.
China Mobile also works on innovative ICT solutions, assisting other industries such as power, logistics and construction to reduce emission. This contributes emissions savings that are 10 times China Mobile’s own emissions which benefits wider society.