DIMPACT is a collaborative project, convened by Carnstone, with world-class researchers from the University of Bristol and twenty-three of the world’s most innovative media and technology companies.
- Companies are under increasing pressure to report and reduce emissions across their entire value chain. For media companies, this includes digital downstream emissions.
- Increased consumption of digital services – advertising, publishing, broadcasting –is leading to an increase in the energy use and carbon footprint of the digital media sector.
- Complex and constantly shifting technological systems underpinning digital media delivery presents a barrier to effectively mapping and measuring its carbon impact.
- Media content passes through content delivery networks, data centres, web infrastructure and user devices (to name just a few) with each element of the delivery chain having different owners.
- The project aims to develop an online tool that takes the complexity out of calculating the carbon emissions of the downstream value chain of digital media content.
- A collaborative project that will see computer scientists from the University of Bristol working with sustainability and technology teams from leading media companies.
- Once successfully piloted, DIMPACT will become a subscription-based model, available to any company delivering digital media content.