Baidu targets carbon neutrality by 2030

Baidu aims to use advanced technology and innovative mechanisms to minimise its ecological footprint to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations by 2030.

Starting from 2020, the China search giant is eyeing to fulfill carbon neutral targets in six different operational aspects — data centres, office buildings, carbon offsets, intelligent transportation, AI cloud, and supply chains.

It is adopting a scientific approach based on existing green practices with reference to Scope I and II of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol to attain these goals.

With technology as the driving force in achieving carbon neutrality, Baidu will uphold the sustainable development vision of “Do Better with Tech” by wielding its full stack of leading AI capabilities and enforcing stringent industrial practices.

Aside from working towards its own ambition to achieve carbon neutral operations, Baidu hopes to help society as a whole to conserve energy and reduce harmful emissions through technology.

After 2030, Baidu will collaborate with its ecological partners to work towards becoming carbon negative, joining hands to further China’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2060 and to limit the global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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