Foundation Projects

EcoInternet Index

DotAsia Foundation

Following the largest drop in global carbon emissions in 2020 due to the pandemic, emissions levels have bounced back to their highest ever. With the non-stop, explosive growth of Internet use, it is important to figure out the formula for a sustainable and eco-friendly Internet.

This small grant funded the continual research on carbon footprints of Internet infrastructures, efficiency of data exchange, use of renewable energy in the country, and development of digital economy. These all factor into the EcoInternet Index, which helps enable meaningful and comprehensive comparisons among different jurisdictions and observe the changes throughout the years.

These analyses are designed to be useful indicators for policy making and implementation, to drive governments and business sectors to join their efforts together to lay out concrete action plans towards an EcoInternet.

This grant is an Ian Peter Grant for Internet and the Environment.