Microsoft announces its goal of going carbon-negative by 2030
Microsoft's current president has announced details of its new plan to address the impact of carbon emissions on the environment. Smith cited findings such as measurements of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere (over 2 trillion metric tons since the mid-18th century). Therefore, the Redmond software giant now plans to completely reverse its own contributions to this form of pollution.
To this end, Microsoft now aims to cut its carbon emissions to the extent that they are in negative figures by 2030. Furthermore, it also wants to reclaim atmospheric carbon excesses to the extent that it has completely erased its own total emissions burden over the next 20 years after that.
Microsoft plans to achieve these ends through initiatives such as a programme of investment in the upcoming relevant technologies of the future. It also plans to poll its own employees for innovations that may help achieve the same. The company will also release an annual Environmental Sustainability Report, while advocating for emission-cutting policies and adhering to the ongoing science- and maths-based developments in the same vein.